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Best Music to listen to while playing chess?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #21

    bobbyDK

    I have a wide range of music.

    I have access to a music service called WIMP there I listen to a lot of music.

    I listen to all kind of genres.

    cascada, Metallica, Eminem, Medina, DJ Encore(walk on water), Ladytron (ghosts)

    any suggestion would be great cause I have access to nearly all music on WIMP.

    unfortunately I am not alloud to have music with me when I am playing OTB tournament.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    subinde_vinco

    None--I like it quiet.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #23

    Flamma_Aquila

    The only time I do it is OTB tourney. I find classical best, nice background, blocks noise, but not distracting.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #24

    checkmmm8

    Eric_T wrote:

    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.


     The parts of your brain used for chess and listening to musics are different! Music could actually improve your chess playing ability

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #25

    1pawndown

    Instrumental ... jazz or classical

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #26

    RathHood

    Eric_T wrote:

    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.


    Actually music helps me to focus, dunno why (don't know which parts of brain are responsible for ...whatever) - it's just works that way.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #27

    SimonSeirup

    I never listen to music while playing, i want to focus 100% on the game.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #28

    wonk20

    I always listen to music while i am playing online, it helps me concentrate on the game, not whats going on around me, which has recently been the NCAA basketball tournament on tv, which i keep turning around to see if the teams i chose for my brackets are winning.    I normally listen to 60's music from artists such as David Bowie, Three Dog Night, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Moody Blues, Boston, Queen and Chicago

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #29

    SacrificeAndWin

    Adam's song - Blink 182

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #30

    talpuc501

    tolga7t wrote:

    Snoop Doggy Dogg


    +1

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #31

    PDUP

    Wow many good ideas here - Classical, Jazz (Miles), Smiths (a bit too emotional though) are all great for chess.  But Steely Dan works best for me.  Very inspiring!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #32

    Chess_Lover11

    Any music muted.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #33

    herbanmusic

    Any Singer with a nice to voice to Typewrite (lol) !

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #34

    Reepacheep

    Eric_T wrote:

    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.


     Yeah, especially for me because when I listen to music I end up focusing on the words of the singer. I enjoy silence when I am trying to concentrate. But do whatever works for you Smile

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #35

    AnthonyCG

    Lenny Bongcloud - Greatist Hits

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #36

    Bike51man

    Bombay Bicycle Club for me.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #37

    dancd

    TDG - The Choice Is Yours

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #38

    twotherspoon

    PDUP wrote:

    Wow many good ideas here - Classical, Jazz (Miles), Smiths (a bit too emotional though) are all great for chess.  But Steely Dan works best for me.  Very inspiring!

    Steely Dan. That's an entire universe in those mixes to think about... But I'm going to try applying Aja to chess right now.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #39

    RaleighRaine

    Quiet, classical music or nature sounds (rain, forest, etc).

    No music at all works, too. Wink

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #40

    eneteiment


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