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What music do you listen too while Programming?
My music collection is a wide range of types, and I imagine the same is true for many PM'ers. However, I have noticed that my work flow is affected by the music I listen to.
I find that if I am listening to complex music (classical or orceshtrated, or music that is very loud, fast, or has a lot of lycial content) I have a much more difficult time thinking clearly and logically because my brain is instead focused on the stuble parts of the music instead of my work. Of course, this could have something to do with my musical training, as I am taken to analyzing any music I hear, but again, I imagine the same for many monks.
However, in the past few months I have found that techno and dance-type music works well for me because it is ver repetitive, very predicatable, and therefore my mind gets bored of listening intently and instead allows me to focus on the job at hand. Now, I not putting down the new electronic techno music, but I am just pointing out that it's lack of complexity is actually easier for me to work with than say, "Jupiter" from Holst.
Well, there's my dos centavos...tell me whatcha think!
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