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iPod / MP3

iPod / MP3


Postby Fife Flyer » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:27 pm

How many of us listen to music whilst exploring our great countryside?

I always do when out alone, personally I find listening to music a bit of a motivator, can also distract me from how knackered I am :lol: :lol:
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby Fudgie » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:42 pm

As someone who listens to a lot of music, I gave it a go once as I thought it would help keep me moving along at a good pace. It turns out I actually enjoy hearing the sounds (and the silence) around me so I've never done it since :lol:
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby electricfly » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:55 pm

Fudgie wrote:As someone who listens to a lot of music, I gave it a go once as I thought it would help keep me moving along at a good pace. It turns out I actually enjoy hearing the sounds (and the silence) around me so I've never done it since :lol:


Same here, just isn't anything that comes close to hearing buzzards mewing, grouse whirring and back-backing, or deer belowing. Waterfalls and even just trickling streams are a joy too. :D
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby Circles » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:04 pm

I generally walk alone and thus usually with music or even the occasional podcast...if you hear someone walking mumbling in French with an appalling accent, that'll be me lilstening to coffee break French podcast

Have to admit I like to listen to theme music to 'a history of Scotland' at the start of each walk...perhaps this should go on the confessions page...last weekend i put the iphone on random and enjoyed a walk where I didn't know what song was next...the transition from Rage against the Machine to Vaughn Williams can be very interesting

Honestly, I reckon if I didn't I'd be talking to myself by the end of the walk
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby Poetessa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:08 pm

I always have music on at home and in the car, but never on a walk. At work, it depends on the client whether I have music in the background or not.
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby Meatball » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:51 pm

Yip,
Podcast on drive up and music on the walks.
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby murwilson » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:09 pm

Music whilst walking in the hills? not a chance. Akin to walking with your eyes shut!

You cannot be fully immersed in the experience if you do not allow all of your senses to engage with nature.

Each to their own I guess though.

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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby roym62 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:56 pm

No ipod for me,im married,so its the only chance i get to have silence :D
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby colgregg » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:37 pm

I get the mobile out if I'm on a trudge. It's amazing what a positive effect playing the Benny Hill tune has when I play it on loop. All that's missing is the girls chasing me!!! :D
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby NickyRannoch » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:12 am

No, tried it once and I didnt like it, much prefer to hear what is going on.

Walking is a multi sensory activity for me so I like to hear everything that is going on, unless I'm in danger of hypothermia I will keep hoods, hats and gloves to a minimum - i like to feel the weather, I also like to have bit of stone in my hand as I'm walking along - dunno why but it just feels like another connection. I think much of this came from reading stuff by Syd Scroggie , the Dundee man who lost his sight in Italy in the war but continued to go to the hills and said he enjoyed it so much more even without his sight.

Having said all that I do have involuntary soundtracks in my head as i walk , usually filmscores and 90% of the time it is Lord of the Rings or Last of the Mohicans. :lol:
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby ceaser » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:27 am

No music for me , prefer to tune into the surrounding hills and countryside .
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby The Rodmiester » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:02 pm

murwilson wrote:Music whilst walking in the hills? not a chance. Akin to walking with your eyes shut!

You cannot be fully immersed in the experience if you do not allow all of your senses to engage with nature.

Each to their own I guess though.

Mur


I second that, although nearly always walking alone, I'd never consider any music up the hills, too much other things to lisen to and to enjoy. Don't get me wrong I don't dislike music, I like a great variety of music and of late tried to broaden my taste in music, but not on the hills.
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby jenniferc6 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:03 pm

don't listen to music on the hill but always put something on for driving to and from the hills
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby Fife Flyer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:39 am

Notice from the other similar thread that there are plenty of us out there that like similar 70's, 80's rock :lol:

Noticed that the Jayhawks got a mention, got everything they ever made, along with Green Day, Marcy Playground, Ocean Colour Scene, Eagles & lots of Indie, Rock, Country Rock & of course who has got Beatles stuff (was going to say LP's but that kind of means vinyl - got rid of my vinyl a few years ago - stupidly, collectors items now) :lol:
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Re: iPod / MP3

Postby connemara posse » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Not a fan myself of listening to music when out walking,considering I listen to a lot of music.
Think one of the reasons I enjoy hillwalking so much is the getting away from it all feeling, I even
turn my mobile off..
If I was listening to music on the hills it would have to be The Waterboys ......
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