Discover The Sound Of Nature On YouTube

Nature is the best medicine. Natural sounds can decrease anxiety, stress, and pain. If you’re listening to music on YouTube while working or doing chores, you can make nature sounds a part of your day.

Add short nature sound videos to your favorite playlist to remind you of taking breaks or use longer videos while you exercise, meditate, or just want to relax and fall asleep. Pick your favorite nature sounds from the channels below.

K-MUSICLIFE

The Japanese netlabel K-MusicLife combines nature sounds with chillout music. They call this creation Japanese Chillout. Their collection comprises 15 topical playlists and over 30 recordings of pure environmental sounds.

Relax TV by Johnnie Lawson

Johnnie Lawson is a visual artist from Ireland. Besides painting, he also works with video and photography. For his YouTube channel he went into nature to capture the sounds and visuals of the places where he finds peace and quiet. In his collection of over 100 videos you will find classical music combined with nature, one and eight hour long recordings, as well as a selection of playlists.

I work in a very minimalist way, leaving my message simple and uncluttered. I feel that the pace of life has become too fast, I am therefore interested in slowing down our pace of looking and listening. I believe that the mess society and the planet are in could be avoided if we weren’t in such a rush. Our bodies and minds also function better at the pace of nature rather than the frantic pace that we are all encouraged to live at, a pace that is mostly about keeping the wheels of commerce turning. ~Johnnie Lawson
Source: Facebook

Relaxing White Noise

This channel specializes in white noise. Recordings include a babbling brook in the woods, rain falling onto an RV, the crackles of a fireplace, the sound of a lawn sprinkler, and the monotonous routine of an air conditioner. On the main channel you can browse videos by subject, including rain and nature. Each video is 10 hours long to give you an entire night of relaxing white noise audio.

Relaxing Ambient Sounds

As with the previous channel, all videos here are 10 hours or longer. The audio is recorded in 30 to 60 minute segments and edited to exclude distracting sounds like passing cars. Each final video contains multiple segments that are combined in a mixed order. Austin describes the process in detail, revealing how much thought and effort goes into each piece. So sit back and relax thoroughly.

Relax

David Huting presents nature in its pure and simple beauty for you to enjoy. The sounds are accompanied by stunning visuals. Most videos are an hour long.

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleanora Duse

Sights & Sound for your Mind

Brian Knight presents sounds by knight. The independent filmmaker, photographer, audio engineer, and graphics designer has crafted over a dozen relaxing sounds for your mind. The hour long recordings include thunderstorms, ocean and wave sounds, waterfalls, birds, wind chimes, and croaking frogs.

RainbirdHD

Most videos on this channel were filmed in central Florida and range from one to 10 hours. Channel categories include videos of rain, winter snow storms and winds, and rain sounds with classical music.

Where Do You Connect With Nature?

Recordings cannot replace nature. But maybe the sound of the wild can remind you to slow down, take a break, and reconnect. After all, humans are a part of nature.

How do you return to the roots?

Image Credit: Milford Sound by Kenneth Pfeifer via Flickr

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Jeremy G

Personally, Youtube seems an odd place to go for Nature sounds, for if I wish to listen to nature, I shut my eyes and sink into the experience. Thus I would head to Soundcloud, directing myself first to https://soundcloud.com/wildeden

Or I would step outside (and drive 15 min out of town).

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Robert K

So is this a spontaneous Sound Sunday, er, I mean “Wildlife Wednesday?”

All jokes aside, thanks a million, Tina, for providing us with fantastic weekly music, even when it ISN’T the first day of a new week…

Keep on truckin’!

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Robert K

Well, they can’t be “officially” downloaded, but as any computer literate pre-teen can tell you, Youtube is among the easiest websites to download from…

Also, here’s something I’ve been wanting to get off my chest for quite some time:

I’ve commented only a handful of times on MakeUseOf over the years (mostly on Sound Sunday, which says something for how delightful of a curator and writer you are!), but I have never gotten to express exactly how MUCH Sound Sunday makes my week (you may want to brace yourself, Tina, as this is a near-love letter):

Tina, every week for the past few years, I eagerly wait for Sunday to come around, so I can see what wonderful music you have selected for that day.

Bear in mind, Tina, that I have (quite literally) been a MakeUseOf follower from the very beginning; I read the very first article on here, on the first day that this website was created (which I believe was sometime in 2006).

So, while MakeUseOf’s “regular” content is all very helpful and enjoyable to read, I tend to sift through it, as not all of it caters to my particular tastes…

However, when a Sound Sunday comes around, even if the music is something I would never buy (let alone even seek out and listen to on my own), I ALWAYS play every, single track that you have posted. Again, a good portion of the music (maybe 1/5 or so) is of genres that I don’t really enjoy all that much.

And no, I don’t play every song because I have some “obsessive need” to play every track. It’s also not simply because Tina Sieber has the most amazing and brilliant sense of what makes fantastic music. It isn’t because you select indie music from every existing genre, and give these smalltime artists the much-needed publicity that they so rightly deserve. It’s definitely not because you give an honest (but still always positive) opinion of every single artist’s work, even though I’m fairly sure that you wouldn’t choose to listen to some of these genres if you didn’t need to select and curate them for the best weekly feature that exists on the Web.

No, it’s ALL of these reasons, PLUS the fact that no other writer (tech, political, or otherwise) besides you could maintain such a positive and upbeat attitude, no matter the situation or circumstance. You always seem to be the most friendly, delightful person, not only in your response to some of the most unwarranted and disparaging comments I’ve seen this side of Youtube, but also in the manner in which you pen every last one of your articles (especially Sound Sunday) here on MakeUseOf.

Truthfully, Tina, it’s not only your weekly selection of music that is the highlight of my every weekend (yes, I’m serious about that). It’s my wonder and amazement that after all these years, how ANY writer — scratch that, any PERSON — can be as friendly, approachable, and most of all as inhumanly positive as your presence is here on MakeUseOf.

Simply put, the way in which you respond to commenters (whom are insensitive for no rational reason) is done in the most respectful, loving, and welcoming manner beyond which any human I’ve ever met can reply.

Not only that, but as I said, your writing style is absolutely stunning: Not only can you explain the most complex of tech topics in a method by which my tech-illiterate mom can understand (and not forget a week later), you write every last word, clause and sentence in the most positive and upbeat way by which a writer can express one’s words…

Whether it’s about some small computer tip, a tech news update, or (especially) a Sound Sunday post, everything you write literally makes my day.

Tina, every time I read an article on MakeUseOf that makes me smile when it’s not at all intended to do so, I look up at who wrote it, and (this isn’t an exaggeration) every single time, guess who wrote it?

You, Tina Sieber, it’s ALWAYS you…

So, thank you, Tina, for existing on this planet and sharing your joy with the world through your blissful and ever-so brilliant words.

I am, and always will be, inspired by your ability to stay so unbelievably delightful on a medium that often turns writers to do, well, the polar opposite of how you hold and present yourself.

You, Tina, are far beyond the gold standard of what makes a master writer, and even more exemplary of what makes a wonderful human being… And I love you for that. ;-)

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Tina S

Wow. What can I say? It means a lot to me to know people appreciate my work. So thank you for sharing this, Robert! :)

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Tina S

Well, these streams can’t be downloaded, that’s why it’s not a Sound Sunday. But there was a Sound Sunday edition on nature sounds recently, see second link in intro. :)

Glad you like it, Robert!