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Best Music to listen to while playing chess?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    cat_of_chess

    I like Pop. It makes me exited and think faster. I think is goes along well with Blitz.

    I enjoy rock music for long games (1+ hour) Also I believe a calm music can really help one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    ilikeflags

    naturally:

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Cairton

    The way I'm playing at the moment, early Leonard Cohen or Faure's Requiem

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Eric_T

    The BEST music while playing chess?  None.

    Do you think that you will play better if you focus 100% on your chess game, or if you focus mostly on your chess game, and a little bit on the music you are listening to?  Music competes for your attention while you are playing chess, so it cannot help your game.  But if you enjoy playing chess more while listening to music, then by all means do so, since it is all about enjoyment for most of us.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    heinzie

    Without a doubt Chaka Khan

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    tolga7t

    Snoop Doggy Dogg

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    chessroboto

    Classical music, preferrably during the Baroque era.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    JG27Pyth

    Music messes me up. I can't listen to music at all when i play chess. I wish I could, I would, but I can't.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    PowerhousePenny

    I don't know if it matters what sort of music...anything you like. I think the point is to block out small distractions, e.g. ticking clocks, people coughing, etc.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    Maester_Victor

    I second The Smiths

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    batch1928_44

    U2!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    DrSpudnik

    Henry Cow, if I'm playing Henry Cao.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    DrSpudnik

    Then for speed chess, there's always this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APl9fRFmdC0

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    Salaskan

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    kuchingtan

    Jazz. Miles Davis.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    r_george92

    Cairton wrote:

    The way I'm playing at the moment, early Leonard Cohen or Faure's Requiem


     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzCiyt_uHM

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    RathHood

    I always listen to music while playing bullet (but only bullet - music doesn't work well for me on other time formats), Nirvana, White Zombie, Nine Inch Nails and Sisters of Mercy! 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #18

    Lopsidation

    I play or sometimes watch(!) anime in the background... xD yeah, it really helps me concentrate, yep.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #19

    RathHood

    Try One Inch Punch - Pretty Piece of Flesh while playing bullet. Works like charmCool.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #20

    Wally_Cribb

    Early Baroque for me.


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