Somebody asked me on a TS forum earlier today if Mozart helped with my TS and here’s my answer and a bit of research I’ve done, well not really research just what I’ve noticed about myself and my TS. So as I can’t sleep (Aripiprazole?) and I’m taking the advice of my habit reversal training therapist and have got out of bed and done something – I’ve doodled a diagram (see photo). You probably cant see it very well so I’ll have to explain it to the right is music that makes my tics or mood worse (I really shouldn’t have been listening to Mozart’s Requiem earlier I should have been listening to some drum’n’bass, a friend had posted some music on Facebook that was a perfect tic reducer. (Photek)
Thinking about it, it isn’t that far removed from some of the other music that I’ve mentioned that helps to reduce tics such as Steve Reich’s “18 Musicians”, Brian Eno’s “Music for Airports”, John Cage “Music for Prepared Piano” and The Orb “UFORB” and throw in a bit of Tangerine Dream for good measure. However breaking this mold, yet just as effective is The Flight Of The Conchords (?????!!!) Kiwi comedians???? Definitely makes me smile on the train, plus I also secretly fancy Bret
If you look at the other end of the diagram you’ll see what makes me tic, sorry Ben although you’re a fantastic pianist YOU MAKE ME TIC!
a great song for anyone who was bullied at school! Most metal makes me tic too, my partner was listening to Iron Maiden earlier….tic..tic..tic. Ben Folds isn’t going to help me sleep so back to Photek. Night night xx