Free Music for Focus & Contemplation - Steve Roach, Hearts of Space, Celtic, David Arkenstone, more, all legal! PLUS Country!

Bogged down by everything you have to do?  Here's some new music to perk us up!

Since I've been trying to focus in on writing lately, this week I was drawn to look for instrumental, wordless music, that would be a nice background for curbing my ADHD while not boring me to tears.  I present to you, free music for focus and contemplation!  So to start... Celtic is always fun! 

This collection, Green Hill Celtic Music Sampler 2014, features music from David Arkenstone, David Davidson (self-centered much, parents of David Davidson? You named your child after your own last name...), John Mock, Cynthia Wyatt, and Craig Duncan.  If you like this kind of thing, you should check out my favorite all-time Celtic instrumental album - Jeff Victor's Scottish Moors - not free, but oh-so pretty.

I'm probably most excited about this awesome collection of new age space electronica ambient music (so hard to describe!  I'll just keep stringing words together...), called The Hues of Infinity.  If you've ever listened to the NPR program Hearts of Space, this will be your cup of tea!  In fact, Steve Roach, who is included in this compilation, has been featured on the program many times.  LOVE his music (this is a great example) and it's almost never free!
Oooh this freebie fits perfectly with this post topic too!  Mindful Guitar (Slow Guitar for Focus & Meditation) from Inner Harmonies -- I would call this, "classical guitar meets new age melodies".  Very soothing!

Less my style but worth mentioning, an hour long album of ocean sounds.  I prefer melody mixed in with my nature sounds, something this app kindly provides:  Relax Melodies app.  You can mix and match sounds (everything from "ocean" to "wind chime" to "breeze") along with snippets of melody that play on loop.  It is currently free as well, hurray! 

My streaming choice for this week is the free album and program available on the Hearts of Space website -- I had kind of forgotten how much I love this style of "electric space ambient music" so I'm excited to rediscover it.  They also have their weekly program available to stream for free every Sunday, so be sure to set an alert on your calendar if you want to tune in for that!  More extensive streaming is available by subscription.

All right now, enough internet browsing.  Go play your new music and focus!  :)

PS  This doesn't fit the topic AT ALL but I never know how long free stuff will stay free, so tacking it on just the same -- google play currently has a free sampler album of Country Hits available.  Be sure to click "free" and not "subscribe for free" which will sign you up for their music service.  I don't know if it is any good... because I don't listen to country... but if you do, let me know what you think!  ;P

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  1. I have gotten as far as the Celtic music in your post, and I'm camping out here for a while. It's perfect for being productive but not distracting, except for the part where I kinda want to dance. ;) Good thing I work at home hehe!

  2. I love to listen to it in my car...great way to decompress. Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and have a blessed weekend!

  3. I like the sound of Mindful guitar for meditation. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes and have a great week.

    1. So glad you found something you like! Thank you for stopping by. :)

  4. Music is fantastic to awaken the writing spirit in us all! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  5. No comment, since I missed it.
    I lied. I'm totally commenting.
    Love music!!


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