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, 2012 at 20:41
  • This is a question that will receive a very scattered myriad of sources. Jul 13, 2012 at 2:30
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    Listening to music all the time is forbidden?!
    – Scimonster
    Apr 5, 2014 at 17:35
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    Halichos Shlomo quotes R. S.Z. Auerbach (by the laws of sefirah) as saying that only music that would bring one to dancing is prohibited. I assume 3 weeks has the same rule Jul 4, 2014 at 7:04
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    @Scimonster With few execptions, yes. See SA OC 560:3 and Taz s.k. 5 (beta.hebrewbooks.org/tursa.aspx?a=oc_x2923)
    – user9643
    Apr 28, 2017 at 17:50


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