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    Engravers all,
    How many of us listen to music when engraving , stone setting, or scriming?
    I like classical (Bach or Mozart) or sometimes rock & roll, depends on my mood & the article I have to cut.
    Or, do you find music / or other noise distracting?
    Kent

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    Funny you should mention this. I guess you could say I'm an old hippie so most of the time it's classic rock and roll for me. Usually just a radio station but I've been thinking about getting XM for a diversion. When I do the Goodyear Gold Car Award and put in 20+ hour days, toward the end I find I must pull out the renforcements to keep me going. I have a CD with AC/DC greatest hits...... Yes.. it may not work for all but it works for me.

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    Well, I'm a bluegrass lover myself, but I also listen to talk radio when working.

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    By all means: it's classical music all the way. The cutting matches the tempo!

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    Books on tape for long jobs, where I don't get up.
    Movie music sound tracks that I repeat listening to on a constant loop.
    So I don't concentrate on the music, just the engraving.
    This is for short jobs, where I'm in and out of the shop.
    My favorite is the sound track form "Blade Runner".
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    I always have music playing when I'm engraving, but honestly must say that, I typically I seem to tune it out. I think the right side of my brain handles music the same way it handles time when I'm engraving.......All of a sudden it's midnight?!?!?!
    Norman
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    It's a great way to time a job. If your doing hourly stuff.
    I never get tired of talking, joking, arguing, discussing, a subject that holds our attention most of the day. Engraving.

    Jim Zimmermn
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    Default Guitars, fiddles and banjos

    I listen to all of this all the time in my shop from Sirious Radio. Someone ask me once how I got such a finish on the swedges of the multiblades that I make. Myself having a mountain Irish sense of humor in me I answered,"you have to hold your mouth just right and be listening to some mountain music in the back ground, later I helped him with this task.
    Jack Davenport

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    It's talk radio or country music most of the time for me. I listen to Byzantine chant if I really have to concentrate. I took an old pair of computer speakers that were not in use and put them in my shop so I could hook up my ipod. It works great because I have all my music at the touch of a button.

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    Classic Rock. I can't sing (or dance) but I do find myself singing along with the radio. Luckily no one else is around. Even the dogs stay out.
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