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    Probably around 12/day on the weekdays, more like 16/day on the weekends. I listen to music from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, and I listen to music while working except when I'm in a meeting or on a call. Over the years, I've trimmed my hobbies and activities to mostly those I can do while I'm listening to music.

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    I sometimes listen to pop music of jazz in the car or in background, but I only listen to classical music when I can focus on it fully. That is a half hour per day, if I'm lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Average: I spend 3-4 hours a day. At least 2 hours of opera at the gym while lifting weights (4 times a week), 30 minutes when I am on the trademill (opera DVD)
    1.30 hours here and there.



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    Somehow I see Opera as appropriate listening for weight lifting.
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    A **** ton, let's put it that way lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    Somehow I see Opera as appropriate listening for weight lifting.
    It totally is, isn't it? I thought the same thing when I read that post I think it will take me getting into weight lifting to finally understand opera.

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    It's impossible for me to estimate, really. It depends on several factors:

    1. If I'm working -- My profession allows me to listen to music, which I do, but because I'm self-employed at something that doesn't require my constant attention, I'm often inclined to take off for weeks/months at a time.

    2. If I'm "into" classical -- My musical tastes are broad, so I don't just listen to classical. But I'd say it probably accounts for ~50% of my listening.

    3. If I'm "into" music -- Likewise, my artistic tastes are broad, so I don't just spend free time with music. I also watch a lot of films, play video games, read/write literature, etc.

    If I am working, if I'm into classical and music at the time, then it's entirely possible for me to spend 12+ hours a day listening to classical music, and I've done this for months at a time before backing off. OTOH, I can also go months without doing that, or doing it to a much lesser degree.

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    Much less than I used to, but when I do listen it tends to be for a few hours. Going through one or two symphony cycles on a Sunday afternoon when cleaning the house is common.

    I used to listen a lot in the mornings, but now prefer to read in the hour or so before I leave for work.

    The majority or listening is classical and to a lesser extent jazz. I barely listen to pop music, but some things I like to hear now and again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samm View Post
    Much less than I used to, but when I do listen it tends to be for a few hours. Going through one or two symphony cycles on a Sunday afternoon when cleaning the house is common.

    I used to listen a lot in the mornings, but now prefer to read in the hour or so before I leave for work.

    The majority or listening is classical and to a lesser extent jazz. I barely listen to pop music, but some things I like to hear now and again.
    I could never give up my hour and a half or so of listening in the morning before work. I value it more than my sleep, so I get up much earlier than I need to, even though I work pretty early. Are you the kind of person who doesn't like to read while listening to music? It's true that it takes attention away from both activities, but sometimes it can be enjoyable.

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    Several hours a week. My classical listening is probably 85 percent of my total music listening these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Similar pattern to others: maybe 2 hours on week days, a bit more in the weekend. Currently finished the first of four weeks without music (trip to China).
    Well, that changed a lot since taking early retirement in 2012. Nowadays, unless we go out on a day trip, it's easily 8 hours a day.
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