I use music for my work inspiration. How do you feel when you hear a song from your high-school days? Does it bring back memories? I want to dance and sing the lyrics. Music has a strong effect on all of us.
I hear a mandolin at washburn mandolin at wwbw and I'm transported to my childhood visits to my Uncle Harry Mawsons' Music Academy.
Music transports me to another place and time. The lyrics and the melody draw up memories and I experience a merging of emotions, from the past and the present. Music is a powerful tool to use if you are doing as I do, writing historical fiction from twenty-five years or more ago. "Play it again, Uncle Harry."