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Old 10-21-2004, 05:16 AM   #1
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Hey cruisers!

What kinds of music is good for sailing? Do you generally like more peaceful music or more roudy? Personally, I'm all about the more relaxing stuff, like Michael Hedges and Will Ackerman when I actually get a chance to sail. I spend most of my time interning at Universal. If you've never heard either of them, get on it! Here's a stream from Universal of "Beautiful Bricklayer's Daughter" from Ackerman's new album "Returning", that is one of my favs. Happy Sailing!


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Old 10-22-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
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Reggae all the way, with some jazz thrown in for good measure, anything with real instruments. I've been getting into Jack Johnson (surfer from Hawaii) Finley Quaye, King Tubby (!!) and even Beth Orton. Bob Marley is always a legend, and then there's jimmy buffet.

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There's something quite special about sailing along with some ethereal Ambient dance music playing, some old Orb or Future Sound of London. The sound sort of melts into the ambient noises and adds to the general mood...

Until the wind gets up, and then yer on to the Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Wagner!

Rocky stuff just doesn't seem to fit somehow.. more something I listen to when I'm driving I guess. Reggae sounds like a great idea though. I wonder if you become more whale-friendly if you're playing some deep dub...? You know, the vibrations from a Mad Professor bassline must travel a fair distance!
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Am I missing something here? I think music interferes with the magic. I love to hear the sounds of the boat, the water and the wind. The only time I play music is when the diesel engine is running. But I guess the right sounds for each of us, are the ones which make us smile.
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Old 07-28-2005, 05:22 PM   #5
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I have to vote with Auzzee on this one, when the sails are up the music is in the environment. At anchor or under power I vary from Jazz, Blues, Ballards to Calypso or 'Golden Oldies'. Anything but 'metal' cause that ain't music!!!
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Old 08-07-2005, 02:17 AM   #6
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jimmy buffet,santana makes great sailing
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:44 AM   #7
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I think it depends on the situation. If you have a 40 day crossing then good music is nice to break the monotony but listening to the water swooshing by the boat is also nice. I like reggae, Buffet, LOWZY, funk..... Has anyone heard of Umphrys Mcgee. Really cool stuff.
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I play 'n listen to music alot in fact hear it often in the everyday "arts of sound" ie boating or otherwise eg the sound of my inboard running now that is happy music to my ears indeed
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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The whistle of the wind through the rigging.

The rustle of Dacron in the wind.

The rush of water past my hull (I hear it quite well in a ferro-cement hull)

The song of the seabirds.

The cry of the sea lion.

The crash of waves ashore at anchorage.

The rythm section of waves and swells which accompany these sounds.

These are my music at sea.

Music is communication of emotion; or often creation of emotion. I prefer to have my own emotions, and be influenced by the music of nature to experience truthful emotions, rather than creating artificial ones to "accompany" my experiences in nature.

I do urge against compressed digital music while at sea. The harshness of compressed, digitized audio rakes on the brain and creates enough hidden discomfort as to form a baseline which could perceivably affect one's abilities, especially in social environs. In other words, give silence a chance. Or make your own music!

I for one am trying to find an accoustic bass guitar, a trumpet or baritone, and perhaps an instrument completely new to me for the chance to learn a new skill, a new way of expressing emotion, and new way of expressing how wonderful the sea makes me feel. And I suspect I will be doing my best to join that jam session that nature provides those whose ears are still tuned to the sea and the music she can provide us on our voyages and in both good and bad seas.

How wonderful would it be to think of accompanying nature rather than fighting her when Force 10 conditions open up. I do enjoy a variety of music, and once in a while, do like banging my head...so I think in that regard, I might enjoy those Force 10 conditions. I just need to figure out which instrument I want to play...

Thank you for letting me stray a bit here. It is only when we stray off course that we discover new things after all.

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