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Author:  TimothyARyazanov [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Listening to music while programming

Tim here,
I was wondering, whether you do or don't listen to music while programming.
In my case, I listen to Enigma (yes, that's a musical project founded in 1990) and concentration music.
Sincerely,
Tim Ryazanoff. :wink:

Author:  dchapiesky [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Listening to music while programming

For a while there I used the complete set of Harry Potter books on CD - Jim Dale rocks.

But I get alot of work done with the Chemical Brothers, BasementJax, and Marisa Monte

Author:  onlyonemac [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:28 am ]
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Sometimes. The choice of music is as varied as my musical tastes are.

Author:  Solar [ Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Listening to music while programming

Whatever doesn't take my attention, and overrides talk among my coworkers (which tends to DO take my attention).

My hard drive currently holds a collection of C64 remixes, current chart music, and MP3 rips of a couple of my favourite movies (as "audio books" if you like). I select according to mood. The C64 remixes are traditionally what I pick for hardcode coding. ;-)

Author:  jojo [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:48 pm ]
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When I'm in programming mode, I like to switch to computer music to get me in the mood. So lots of electronic stuff. Classic IDM stuff a-la Aphex Twin/Autechre/Squarepusher/BoC, maybe a little FlyLo -- I stick with instrumental stuff because lyrics distract me.

Also, not a huge metal head, but metal makes for some really good work music. Mastodon and Mars Volta are good standbys, as well as heavy math stuff like And So I Watch You From Afar. Gonna throw QotSA in this heading too for some gut reason, even though that doesn't make any real sense.

Author:  ~ [ Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Listening to music while programming

Yes, why not?

Just one condition I have always applied when I've been highly effective: Music, TV, and the rest of entertainment is just a background intended to refresh and ambient what I'm studying and implementing. It depends on what I'm doing. I never pay direct attention to any of those distractions. I just fully concentrate on what I'm doing and let the good background elements to refresh me on their own with their true value instead of attending them.

Author:  Stefersen [ Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:19 pm ]
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I would recommend "Brain Food" playlist from Spotify ;) It's improving my focus greatly.

Author:  tlf30 [ Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:26 pm ]
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I have to say, I am a Jimmy Buffett fan. I have every album in a playlist on shuffle. It is one of the few ways I can concentrate when writing code.

Author:  m712 [ Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:59 pm ]
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Call me a millenial but I like to listen to EDM while I am writing code. (Dubstep, House, that sorta thing)

Author:  Solar [ Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:13 am ]
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And as a shameless plug to a very interesting service I've discovered, free of charge, free of registration, and free of ads (but donations being welcome):

MyNoise -- as website, or smartphone app (which does not require an online connection once downloaded).

Spent the morning listening to Gregorian chanting, then switched to a bubbling brook with birdsong. DO try the "animate" function to make the soundscape change subtly over time.

Author:  AMenard [ Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:29 pm ]
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My music collection weight in at about 600gig and includes just about every genre beside indian music and french canadian country music... I have it on random play most of the time. If music isn't playing then I have some documentary playing in a window on my second monitor or some youtube channel.

Author:  lucu [ Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:58 pm ]
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I usually listen to some ambient, electronical music. Recently I've been listening OST from the Stranger Things serie.

Author:  Geri [ Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:14 am ]
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i always listen music when i am at from of the computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD7MN005uPQ

Author:  eryjus [ Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:21 pm ]
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I can't concentrate in a silent environment. There's always some form of background noise be that music or tv.

Author:  Sophite [ Tue May 16, 2017 11:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Listening to music while programming

I often listen to light EDM, something like Kygo (sometimes Avicii).

I don't like too much high-pitched vocals, or I can't focus.



-Sophite :wink:

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