On the other hand I can not work with:
- Annoying/ Screaming Siblings
- Gunfire at the sound settings of eleven on the Playstation 3
- Barking Dogs
- Everywhere but my room in general
Jazz: A scene where there is no real violence. A casual breath into a hero's day. Maybe a little romance along the way and a few beers on the porch. Like Ambient music, this can also be a calm before the storm. Harold the Wizard prefers this music.
Rock/Heavy Metal: Everyone can hear either of these genres blaring through a gunfight at some point during a movie. Works just the same for setting the scene of a fight in the story. There's an intensity to the situation and this sort of music gives a nice flow. Occasionally I even try to type in beat with the music. Dave Kaczmarczyck, Jackie Ross, and Death prefer this.
Dream sequences work especially well with this music too. Dido and Sigur Ros are my preferred musicians for these scenes. There is a lot of soul and spirit that flows directly into the vivid imagery I place.
Experimental: Now while there are so many of them to list; each and every one of them have something to contribute. I just sit there listening to this music for inspiration of plots, characters, or scenes.