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Yeah, I like a good beat. It needs to be white noise when I'm concentrating and when I listen I want it to have energy.
Classical music is distracting if I start listening to it and not enough energy when I listen on purpose. Music with lyrics is distracting if I know the lyrics.
Shostakovich sets a nice audio background. a recent discovery is his string quartets
Usually industrial, electronic or trance. I do enjoy listening to ambient chill a lot when I am playing...keeps me in the "zone."Something like this from Solar Fields:http://youtu.be/mfonpcWWWVo
Mozart piano concerto no.20 and n0.24
Classical. Doesn't matter which period. Just Classical.
For speed games:Metal Gear Solid - Escapehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DojV0tM-dR4The melody is a good fit for the typical tension of speed chess, I reckon.For slower games: if I can get away with listening to music while playing (not always possible in rated tournaments, for example) whatever I normally listen to.
'If I Could Have Her Tonight' (Neil Young from the self-titled Neil Young album)
. . . meaning, of course, the enemy's queen!--if I could have HER tonite!
Unless of course you have poor taste!
When did USCF take away 100 rating points from everybody?
by fryedk 2 minutes ago
What do you say one move from mating your opponent!
by rtr1129 4 minutes ago
What other interests do you have apart from Chess?
by Ziryab 5 minutes ago
Trailer for Pawn Sacrifice
by tkbunny 11 minutes ago
When is it too late to start playing (and getting good at) chess?
by rtr1129 14 minutes ago
Are tactics really the way to go?
by Ziryab 14 minutes ago
Which is the best opening
by tkbunny 18 minutes ago
by wrathss 19 minutes ago
by Robert0905 20 minutes ago
Magnus or Fabiano..lets end this debate
by tkbunny 21 minutes ago
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