Fantastic Music for my Fabulous Followers

I started out blogging about music to write by, which in normal circumstances would be fine. Nice soothing background music stimulates the creative centers of the brain used in writing just as learning music increases math and logic skills. I read the scientific studies long ago and assume that’s how I made it through algebra in high school and calculus in college. Now I do very little math but a lot of writing. Get stuck figuring out how to move a plot forward? Try some Beethoven or Bach.

There’s a line between music to write by and music that requires your full attention, however. I’ve been listening to the latter kind of music for three hours. I kept a You-Tube tab open as I read emails first and then as I started writing my blog post. I could manage the reading part of my emails, but not without going back to You-Tube to see the awesome videos that go with this music. It’s very hard trying to finish this blog without constantly clicking that tab. Oh no, I hear Cello Wars, a funny video with awesome music. I might as well give up writing now and embed the code for The Piano Guys:

Cello Wars (Star Wars Parody) Lightsaber Duel – Steven Sharp Nelson

If for some reason you can’t play the video, click here. As of this writing, The Piano Guys have 31 songs posted with amazing locations filmed for many. Some also have vocalists.

I love this music. There’s not a single song I didn’t like, so I ended up ordering their first CD.  Maybe if I play the music from CD, knowing there’s no video to watch at the same time, I’ll have a slight chance of getting some writing done. Not likely, but oh well. If the music takes all my attention, at least I know hearing it will make me smarter, not to mention happy.

I ask you, how could I not share such awesomeness with my followers as part of my 500 follower giveaway? You can subscribe to the Piano Guys channel and score some great music every time you get on the computer even if you don’t win the box of books and chocolate shown here, here, and here. You can scroll down through my January and late December posts and see the same pictures. Note that a few of the books pictured were taken by my 400 follower winner. But I went back for more chocolate so that’s all still available.

Now for the Rafflecopter form. I love Rafflecopter, so I’m also including their own giveaway in this post. Theirs has way better prizes but not such great odds. Still, you could win an ipad2 or kindle fire!*edit Sorry. but that contest is over. So you might as well enter my monthly books and chocolate contest through the tab at the top of this blog. That one has great odds and a daily tweet option that can really stack your chances, with a drawing on the 11th of each month.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now it’s time to link to Kathy of Iamareadernotawriter. We all love her book giveaway blog hops.

Did you open a tab to The Piano Guys? If so, you’ve got great entertainment while you go blog hopping! Have fun!

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Indie author-friendly freelance editor, children's book blogger for picture books through YA, kid lit, SF/fantasy lover with special fondness for middle grade, pun-loving SCBWI member, meter-maid for poetry and rhyming picture books.


  1. I’m from Singapore and I will most likely choose At Grave’s End from the Night Huntress series πŸ™‚
    And nah about the music.

  2. I am from the Czech Republic. I am not sure about the book yet, and I haven´t heard about that music before.

  3. I’m currently living in the UK. I’d probably choose Bloodlines.

  4. That video is sure is something, with the Lightsabers and everything:D
    I love cello music btw, I recommend for you to check these out:

    And I am from Hungary and I would choose Divergent or Article 5 I think.

    Thank you for the chance!

  5. From UK and i’d choose article 5

  6. i’m from Brazil I’d choose Elixir by Hilary Duff. For the third question, no I’ve never heard the music or the band before.


  7. I´m from Czech Republic.
    I would choose The body finder- maybe??
    no I haven´t heard it before…
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  8. I’m from the Philippines.
    If ever I win, I’d probably choose one of the following: from Unearthly, Article 5, and Incarnate.
    And I haven’t heard of that music before.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! πŸ™‚

  9. Im from Texas USA
    I might choose Sailor Moon 4 or Hallowed or Cinder
    Im srry but ive never heard of them πŸ™
    Thank u for the giveaway! I really like ur blog!

  10. What a nice picture of chocolate you have there, mmm, yummy, but I’m from Spain so there’s no chance for me ;o)
    I’ve never heard that music before but the video was just amazing, I love those films anyway.
    And regarding the books, I’m not sure yet but I’d definitely ask for Anna dressed in blood or the second and third books in a trilogy by Kiersten Painter.
    Thanks for everything :o)

  11. I’m from Canada. I’d like to win The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice. No on the music.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. That was too awesome – I had to steal it and share πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great fun my friend!

  13. I live in the US.
    I’m not sure what books I’d pick.
    Thanks for being awesome!

  14. I’m from Bulgaria and if I win I have quite big wishlist to choose from. I have some ideas like One grave at a time by Jeaniene Frost or something by Rachel Caine.
    I haven’t heard about that music before!

  15. i am from germany ^^
    i would love to get All Men of Genius by Lev Ac Rosen or Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.

  16. I’m from the USA.
    I might choose Enchanted.
    I’ve never heard their music before.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I’m in the USA I am not sure what books yet and nope never heard the music before! πŸ˜€

  18. United States. Either Under the Never Sky or Pandemonium. And nope…

  19. I’m from the Philippines I would love to have a copy of either Pandemonium or Fever. And lastly, I haven’t heard that before.

    Thanks for the chance!

  20. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love from the Philippines. I’d love to have Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. And I haven’t heard the music before. πŸ˜€

  21. I live in the US.
    I would love to read River Marked by Patricia Briggs and Twice Bitten by Chloe Neil.
    I do not believe I have heard this music before, but I enjoy the mellow rhythm πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the giveaway fun!

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