Originally Posted by RVladimiro
We hear less as we get older. Some frequencies are only available to our ears until around the end of adolescence (sp?). That's why so many people can only concentrate with music until their late 20s and prefer to concentrate in silence afterwards.
While I consider this a trend (like the hood and the glasses) it is perfectly acceptable that to the right person, the right music will enhance their concentration.
Still I think it's a trend and nothing else.
I don't Think Music Helps with concentration at all, but more so that to not let others read you as well...
Acouple years back (When I lived in Ottawa), There use to be a local Game at a bar, $20 buy-in Usually had about 100 PPL in it, and only top 7 got the money, Long story short, I came every week to those games, with my C.D player with Headphones (Album), and when the game began, Kept One headphone on one ear, so I can know when it was my turn to deal/Play/Fold/Check/W/E long story short, I won Alot of those games before the Cops busted The bar for "Illegal Gambling"...At the time I thought it was A)To Distract the other players/ and let them Get annoyed with me, thus it was an Advantage that I Had on them, and the 2nd Reason was Because I couldn't bluff, nor Hide my tells so much For shit, that Listening to the music actually helped conceal the Dumb, OMG I got AA, And Hit Quads LOOK on my face...Other then those pointed out reasons They did no good to me...I mean the down fall is that A) It's much Harder to get Reads on your Opponents, But much Easier to Conceal your own Weaknesses also
Now I really don't play Live often enough, but just last week got to play live finally and I went without the MP3 player, and It did wonders in Helping me out to Figure out there Weaknesses and since I'm older now, I figured out how to hide my Own Weaknesses with just the Basic Show them Everything on your Face Look (Which I did By constantly Talking about the online thing with the FBI, and the Is online Poker Rigged always Gets a Conversation going), also I find the "Is it hard to Win the Sunday Million", Or "do you Regularly play in the Million"? As a good Convo Starter, but my Favorite while at the casino was the, "What poker books
do you read"?, From there (Depending on there answer), take the step in Figuring out what type of game they like to play most in, and just keep the Convo going (Even when your making a bluff against them during a hand to Hide the Fact that your weak, worked fine for me)