Music When You Play

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I personally love listening to music when I play poker. It calms me down and maintains my focus while also bringing me joy while grinding away on the felt.
 
slicheri93

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Think its fine and dont seem a problem with it

I do it all the time it helps me relax, and if i get a beatbeat it helps me just ignore it like nothing happend.. instead of feeling a bit irritated by the "suck out"

think more people should give it a try if they havent already :)

And it also makes the time go faster while doing something during playing.
when you are card dead.
 
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I like to listen to classic Rock when I play poker.
 
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Really helps me to think better and to take the right decisions. Another advantage is that your attention is not only on the tables, while listening to music. It is a good refresh in your mind. I think everybody should listen music, it is helping.
 
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Depends. For some players it relaxes them or takes away their sense of outside sound in a way that seemingly hones their remaining senses. For me I prefer no music. I would probably just find it distracting in a live poker game. I am too focused on many other things: live tells, changing stack sizes and blinds, calculating math in my head like pot odds and so on. I am already not the best at math, so I don't need further distractions lol :D

Ironically, playing online, I am far more likely to listen to some music. Maybe it is because I have less to worry about (like no need to look for physical tells or estimate chip stacks since online displays exact amounts). When I am listening to music online, it is usually more background music to keep me motivated; I normally enjoy classical music or other "relaxing" choices, but for some reason I don't think I would care for that during poker.

When playing poker I'd probably listen to something like John Cameron 4 O'clock Rumble (wsop Main Event Theme Song), or Motorhead Ace of Spades or something else upbeat and motivational for poker :)
 
christmasscorpion

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I listen to rock my favorite canadian rock band is the Birthday Massacre
 
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Personally for me, I love listening to music, to whatever I do. Doesn’t matter if I’m gaming or playing poker, for me personally, music helps me concentrate better and improves my performance. Obviously it depends on the person but I love it!
 
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Love music

I love music when I play poker, soothes the soul and mind. Music believe it or not keeps me focused when I play and regulates my stress factor hour after hour. The deeper into a game I am playing will dictate the music I listen to. If I make the final table I listen to soft and relaxing music to put me at ease. Poker and music are the perfect marriage. Capo1014
 
Nathan Williams

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Something upbeat, mid BPM, positive energy and minimal vocals. So this is pretty much bang on the definition of popular electronic music genres like trance, progressive and house.

I love listening to tons of other music like hip hop, rock, classic rock, metal and podcasts too, but rarely while playing poker.

This is all just what works best for me though. You gotta find out what works best for you to stay dialed in and focused at the poker tables.

By the way, I actually get asked this question about poker and music so much, I will have an entire article on my blog about it next week :)
 
KeyJey

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I like listening to music when I play poker. Especially jazz
 
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It is a good thing if it gives you a feeling of well-being during the game and does not distract you.
 
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I believe that music improves a player's concentration. But, of course, it depends on your mood. I usually prefer classical music.
 
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I think it is a good option. It is proven that music can relax people. And if you achieve this in poker it would already be a victory that we would achieve
 
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Always. If I get a spicy all in then I get some big DnB or EDM on for max hype
 
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I often listen to music while playing poker. Usually, music calms me down and helps me focus.
 
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I love to listen to music while playing poker. Music helps me keep concentration. For example, two days ago I found a video on YouTube that I really like.
 
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Hi, I previously wrote that music bothers me while playing. Now I want to say that music does not bother me, and vice versa, in some moments it helps. With music, I feel much better, and I make more profitable and tactful decisions.
 
Slav4obaby

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I prefer good chill deep house can play all day :D
 
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I love to listen music while I play. Normally some Brazilian music or jazz. I love rock too, but I prefer to listen it doing other things, like cooking, repairing some stuff in my house and specially when I brew some beer.
 
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I like to hear Justin Timberlake - what goes around comes around :D
 
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The louder the better... Sike :) the less words the better I mean, :p or... I dunno
 
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I like the blues when i play keeps me clam so i can play better lol some good cards help too just saying :D

The Riff_Raff :cool:
 
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Hello, personally I listen to music and it reassures me a lot when playing, I have improved my game with this method.
 
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some hip hop or classic rock, try a movie also
 
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