I was writing a piece yesterday. I have found that if I put music on, it sets the tone for the scene. This works for me. I was dealing with the affairs of the heart so I put on soft love songs and this helped me get in the zone. If I am writing in my living room, I simply change the cable channel to Music Choice and choose the genre of music that will help my fingers glide across the keyboard.
In another instance, I was writing about a character on the expressway making a long trek, so I put on some light classical music and the instruments playing helped me capture the rhythm of travel. I try to choose music that is not distracting to the pouring out of my thoughts. I don’t want to start singing when I should be filling up the page with prolific words. So, yes, music eases my mind as a let it roll out into print.