Music and Woodworking
Science says listening to music can make one feel a lot better. Several studies have proven that those who listen to music while working can finish their jobs faster and could come up with far better ideas than those who didn’t incorporate music into their work. That’s because music can elevate the mood, and optimism can improve decision-making skills.
The speed of music, a.k.a. tempo, also affects the brain. A group of Canadian researchers even discovered that upbeat tempo can affect the performance of subjects on IQ tests. And since woodworking requires a more up-tempo kind of music, it’s only reasonable to check out songs that are upbeat and at the same time about woodworking.
Whether you’re using a circular saw, a handsaw, or a miter saw, listening to these songs will surely make you enjoy your woodworking task.
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Fifty Thousand Lumberjacks
John Glazer has graced us with his songwriting talent that makes working fun and productive. This song has a deep meaning, but it speaks about the work of fifty thousand men and how their jobs are more difficult than what others think. It’s also about the unity of the workers. It has a country, jolly tune, which is ironic since the message is a bit serious.
The Lumbermen’s Alphabet
Performed by Chanté Par Charles Jordan, this song is fun to listen to. As a woodworker, you’ll totally be able to relate to the lyrics of this song.
IWA Marching Song
Let John Glazer make your woodworking tasks a lot more entertaining with his voice and upbeat marching song. It’s the song to listen to when you’re feeling lazy to work.
Written by Ralph Chaplin, this song contains one of the most famous tunes in the music industry. It’s a catchy song which will make you love your workmates and your job even more.
The Shanty Man’s Life
Written by Mark Lenagan, this is a downbeat tempo song for the woodworker who likes a bit of drama. It’s for those woodworking men who want to hear soothing music while working on something that doesn’t require much effort. I’d say you can listen to this while sanding. Kind of emotional, really, but the song speaks a lot.