This is a discussion on Do you play music while playing poker? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; i sometimes play music when i play poker it helps me forget when i lose hands that involve
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I do all the time but I am sure I would be better of better of not playing it
since a lot of the time I miss action for trying to find some tune or get on with the music and dream instead of focusing of the game.
If you do listen to music tho , I recommend something classic or something
relaxing that would help your game in fact.
I sometimes listen to classical music when I play poker, I like to watch movies and play poker, I open 2 tables in the game, I have one cash game and in the other I open a tournament and start a movie and I play and watch because the game is sometimes can be boring and long!
Yes I do, I just can't other way, as I'm a melomaniac. I listen music like 6 till 12 hours per day, depends on what am I doing. If I'm at home, it's close to 12 hours in average.
When I play poker I prefer to choose some relaxed genres, something like light Jazzy Chillout, Lo-Fi, Ambient, Dub, Reggae or New age music. Anything that chills down my mind.
I did some experiments already listening to Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Trance or Drum'n'Bass music, while I been playing poker. Well.. it's not what I can recommend you to do.. Those genres are very cool energetic and I love it pretty much to listen, when I'm riding my bike, work at my garden or just for home cleaning (any physical activity actually). It works like energy drink for me , gives me extra power and better tempo at what I'm doing.
But it's deadly for poker, at least for me. I become way too loose and aggressive, doing too many thoughtless insta-calls or too much of bluffing. Music influences mindset a lot. So there should be careful choice of music for playing poker.
in not expensive games you can listen to music, in more serious ones I don’t listen to music, this prevents me from concentrating on the game to the maximum. Although observing how professional streamers do it and their music, they manage to respond to the audience.
In my case, I found that I cannot listen to anything agressive, anything in my language so (no hip-hop, no rock, no vocals unless it's like a blues, or house) - I mostly listen to some classic music, chillout tunes, or gentle 'natue-sounds' it helps with focus and prevents from tilting as fk on 2NL .
Like listen to music while that when I play online.
Helps a lot. Distracts from external factors, relaxes. It helps focus.
But in live games it is impeding.
Significantly reduces your chances of winning. Because there you must read the mimicry of your opponents.