Contemporary piano enthusiasts, rejoice! This month, I’ve created a 30-minute playlist of tracks from some of my favorites including Jim Brickman, Michael Silverman, Yiruma, Brian Crain and Ludovico Einaudi. Majority of the pieces are set in major keys, so it’s perfect for those feel-good and soothing moments.
Sometimes music can empower contemplation.
From personal experience and preference, I find that one of the best types of music for self-reflection taps into New Age and Instrumental. It’s effortlessly emotional, and without lyrics it’s easy to listen and focus on your own thoughts.
I recently (like, today) discovered pianist and composer Christian Lundquist, who wrote and recorded this lovely piece. The melody alternates between E♭Major and its relative, c minor, giving it a somber yet serene disposition. It’s perfect for moments when you’re thinking about the meaning of life or a relationship that hurts so good.