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happinessisawarmgun 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Do you listen to music........ when you are playing ? Do you find it helps or hinders your concentration ?
cairo 29 ( +1 | -1 )
I often listen to music when I analyse. I find it a natural and relaxing part of the enviroment.
However, I don't think playing music in a OTB-tournament, would be seen as a good idea :-))

Best wishes
jerryt 32 ( +1 | -1 )
I don't listen to music while playing. I also don't like to listen to music when I'm eating (a good meal). Good music is just too valuable to doodle in the background and bad music you can do without anyway. I either play, eat, or listen.

On the other hand, if the game is bad, the music is bad, and the food is bad, then I guess you can do all simultaneously.
parrvert 18 ( +1 | -1 )
The music I listen to probably isn't conducive for concentrating. Then again I read that when Lennox Lewis plays chess he has Snoop Dogg music on at full blast.
aggropolis 5 ( +1 | -1 )
parrvert Sitting here listening to "The Chronic" right now.
myway316 13 ( +1 | -1 )
I listen to music... ...when I'm studying or analyzing,usually something soothing,like New Age or AmerIndian pipe music.It helps me relax and focus.
myway316 20 ( +1 | -1 )
I forgot to mention... that in USCF OTB tournaments,players are forbidden to wear headphones of any kind during a game. This is a result of the infamous "Von Neumann" affair at the World Open several years back.
happinessisawarmgun 2 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks... for all your thoughts.......
north 15 ( +1 | -1 )
re I usually do listen to music, something along the lines of E S Posthumus or similar...for me it helps my mind work clearly.

cup of starbucks always helps too :)
bluebabygirl 30 ( +1 | -1 )
re- I listen to Delbert McClinton, CALMS MY AGGRESSIVE NATURE DOWN ENOUGH FOR ME TO PLAY WITHOUT OVER PRESSING MY ATTACK. Of course if im defending I listen to the Eagles !! However if its a boring game I just write write write mostly poetry . and read the forum.. yours bluebabygirl
winslow_hendershot 31 ( +1 | -1 )
Music!! I love listening to music when I play! But it has to be something I am familiar with so that it forms a background framework for my thinking. I don't like listening to new music when I play because then I do find it distracting. Lately I have been listening to Jack Johnson for chess. It's good stuff.
north 15 ( +1 | -1 )
w2g, winslow "something I am familiar with so that it forms a background framework for my thinking" - just what I wanted to say; couldn't find the words...
frodan 23 ( +1 | -1 )
..try classical music.... ...stuff by Bach.also Vivaldi and other baroque composers.Mozarts piano sonatas are also good 2 listen to while analysing positions on your chessboard.just watch that rating skyrocket.....
kremator 25 ( +1 | -1 )
I listen To peaceful, relaxing music, it helps me get my game straight, and calms me down so I can see the game better. It also helps me defend, I find that listening to peaceful music helps me defend better and reduces my agression over the chessboard.
anaxagoras 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes, but music without lyrics; I don't want to listen to someone telling me something!

Coffee is good too if you're going to play blitz, but otherwise a beer and a joint suits me much better!
demuziekdoos 69 ( +1 | -1 )
sometimes I listen to music.

I love music - look at my nickname and explanation in my profile - very much.

If my wife and kids are in the room it depends if we listen to music or if they are doing something else. At this moment they are all sleeping, then I listen to a CD (classic or modern) or a musicstation at the radio.

Sometimes I play a few moves and am thinking about a new composition at the same time. I can tell you that is the best moment to play me, I sometimes think about music more than about a good move.

For me music works great when playing a few moves.

with composing chessregards,

indiana-gay 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes but only my own music. I am a great guitar player and singer, and i love to listen to my tapes to psyche me up to play some awesome moves.
north 9 ( +1 | -1 )
check that thought vangelis is another good one to listen to...but yes I agree w the above post: no lyrics, whatever it is
cairo 32 ( +1 | -1 )
I wonder if indiana-gay playing with a mirror in front of him :-))
I use to have mirrors in my home, now there only a sign says: temporary out of order :-))

Best wishes
terry_boyer 16 ( +1 | -1 )
No music I don't listen to music, but I do listen to my roomate. Anyone got a way to make that stop?