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During the Three Weeks, Sefira, and perhaps even year-round, listening to music is forbidden. What constitutes music varies in its definition, but for the past century or so artists have been creating sound-based work with little or no melodic or even rhythmic content.

Would something like this be forbidden at any time?

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I personally think it should be forbidden all the time. But that's a matter of taste. –  Seth J Jul 10 '12 at 20:41
    
This is a question that will receive a very scattered myriad of sources. –  Hacham Gabriel Jul 13 '12 at 2:30
    
I don't own this Sefer but I once found tons of info from it. It's called piske teshuvot. Look on siman 570 I believe. –  Hacham Gabriel Jul 13 '12 at 2:32
    
@HachamGabriel It is 551:13 in the Piskei Tshuvos,and he references back to 493 for Mekoros. Will look it up when I have a chance. –  sam Jul 13 '12 at 3:32
    
@SethJ Sefardim hold it's forbidden all the time; ashkenazim hold it's okay except for kings (as it says in Shulchan Aruch and Rama at the end of the laws of 9 Av) –  b a Aug 12 '12 at 18:35
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BH I'm going to add to this answer later. But for now... Harav Belsky shelita holds that a cappella counts as music and is asur during sefira etc.

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judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7002 –  msh210 Jul 13 '12 at 3:41
    
@msh210 thank you! –  Hacham Gabriel Jul 13 '12 at 17:12
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So does the Tzitz Eliezer 15:33. –  sam Jul 13 '12 at 18:33
    
You ready to add? –  Seth J Sep 9 '13 at 0:44
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