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Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:16 am UTC
by Pesto
I've had the Lonely Goatherd stuck in my head for the past week. As much as I like Rogers and Hammerstein, I decided to put on some Beverly Sills.

My girlfriend said that I'm probably the only person in the world who listens to Beverly Sills while he programs, so I thought I'd ask you folks. What, if anything, do you listen to while coding? Does anyone else reach for opera, or classical music in general?

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:54 am UTC
by InkL0sed
I listen to whatever I listen to normally. Sometimes it distracts me though, so I have to turn it off.

Right now, I have Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA stuck in my head, so I guess that's my current "programming song".

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:28 am UTC
by jaap
Here's a previous thread about this:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25870

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:02 am UTC
by OOPMan
There is a prior coding music thread.

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:36 pm UTC
by Pesto
jaap wrote:Here's a previous thread about this:
http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=25870

Well... poop.

I mean, thanks.

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:36 pm UTC
by Earlz
I listen to my entire music library on shuffle(or `mplayer *.[mp3,mp4,wma] -shuffle -repeat 0`) usually when programming at home(as a hobby) unless I am really having to think about what I'm doing. Even then I usually don't explicitly turn off the music though.. I usualy think I hear something outside or something so I mute my music(which is commonly pretty loud) and then I just forget to unmute it..

At work(programming) I don't listen to music(though want to at times so I can focus in a sometimes distracting environment)

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:25 pm UTC
by nomulous
While programming, or working in any way, I can only listen to two things. Classical or Techno. Because neither typically have words, thus being less of a distraction.

Re: Music while programming

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:33 pm UTC
by shainer
If I don't need to concentrate so much, a good metal/hard rock album is always an option! (Tool, Deep Purple, Scorpions, Led Zeppelin...)
If I have to think a lot about something, I put on some grunge/"soft" rock (like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam...), something relaxing and not so loud.