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
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    Listening to music all the time is forbidden?! – Scimonster Apr 5 '14 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 – הנער הזה Jul 4 '14 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) – Ploni Apr 28 '17 at 17:50

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