Re: Music in the Dojo?
We shared a wall with a spanish church that played live music during their services....poorly I might add. It didn't seem beneficial in any way. Maybe if it was played better, but I just found it distracting.
I often think/sing under my breath as I did fighter practice in the SCA to control my breathing but I haven't applied that to randori. (Aikido trains the breathing in better ways I think.)
For my .02