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Do you listen to music when you build?

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Soulwatcher

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I love listening to music when I build It puts me into what I like to call the "Gamer Zone". I block out the world and nothing in the world matters anymore. The only thing that matters is what I am building. :cwl: How about you? Do you listen to music when you build?

P.S. I listen to classic rock and hair bands. :)
 

ballyhara

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I love listening to music when I build It puts me into what I like to call the "Gamer Zone". I block out the world and nothing in the world matters anymore. The only thing that matters is what I am building. :cwl: How about you? Do you listen to music when you build?

P.S. I listen to classic rock and hair bands. :)
This is so me! Usually music inspires me, and I listen to tracks depending on my mood. So, yes building with music is a must for me. Sometimes I get really into it, I become super focused, forget about my cellphone and all. I do like classic rock too, but I have to say I have a very open taste for music, so as long as I like what I'm hearing that is good for me.
 
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Mariana

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Yes! I really like to listen to music while building. In some games, music distracts me but in Minecraft, it's the opposite. Is it like it inspires me more? I build way more focused and better if I have a tune playing on in the background.

What classic rock bands do you listen to btw? My favorites to listen to are AC/DC, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

You can find pretty nice playlists on Spotify and I just turn that on and play Minecraft. Amazing combination!
 
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giovanniiiii

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I tried listening to songs while playing Minecraft but the soundtracks that the game provides is just soothing to me. Because of that I max out the volume for the music. The soundtracks just have nostalgic feel to them and I love it whenever I hear my favorite one which is called "Danny." I don't have anything against playing music outside of the game because I do that to on other games, but I think the music in Minecraft is part of the whole experience and I would not want to miss out on that.

This is the soundtrack that I am referring to.;)
 
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wallet

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I also like to listen to music when I create in Minecraft and not only. Music inspires me to write better articles or posts in my blog.
I guess that music relaxes me and makes me more creative in any domain as writing, online gaming, driving (I cannot drive if I do not have music in my car), working, etc.
 
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That sounds like a great way to get inspired and block out the world. I have done this with other things I do but not with Minecraft yet. I must try it sometime and see what I can come up with. I could just listen to one of my many playlists on Pandora and be set for a couple of hours. I just need to find the time.
 
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Soulwatcher

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Yes! I really like to listen to music while building. In some games, music distracts me but in Minecraft, it's the opposite. It's like it inspires me more? I build way more focused and better if I have a tune playing on in the background.

What classic rock bands do you listen to btw? My favorites to listen to are AC/DC, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

You can find pretty nice playlists on Spotify and I just turn that on and play Minecraft. Amazing combination!
I like Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Def Leppard, ....... I could go on and on. There isn't too much classic rock that I don't like.
 
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When I'm playing Minecraft games, I prefer minimal or no distraction. Although I'm a great music lover and music is the essence of my life but not while building. I prefer to give my full concentration to my game plan.
 
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JoeMilford

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I most definitely do. I am a big indie rocker, and i guess, truth be told, I listen to music during most any activities that I able to. My music always puts me in a good mood and keeps my thoughts and feelings fluid.
 
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I love listening to music while doing anything on computer. I am into Electronic dance genres such as Trance, Dubstep and Ambient music. Also these days I am getting into the industrial dubstep and house music. So depending on the game or the activity the music choice definitely changes. I think trance especially the uplifting music is something I'd go for most of the time for Minecraft.
 
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Kira

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Oh yes I always listen to music whenever I build. I listen to techno and dubstep genres because I feel like it's hyping me specially if I am building. Like every time I put a block I also sync with the beat. :D Not just on Minecraft though. I vary my genre on every game. :)
 
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Tania997

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It really depends on what I'm doing. If I'm going to build something big that comes from the bottom of my heart, then I won't listen to music because I have to focus so it will be perfect. If I'm building something just to have fun or something that's not too big, then I'll listen to some relaxing music.
 
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Marvadaum

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Yes! I love listening to some rock and roll while I build! It gets me in the mood! I also like electronic genres and synth wave! Playing MC with an 80s soundtrack makes me feel extremely retro and I love it!
 
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I do listen to music when I am building. However, I am bad at multitasking, I am either listening to music or building. I cannot enjoy both at a time even I do these two things at the same time.
 
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JoeMilford

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I love listening to music when I build It puts me into what I like to call the "Gamer Zone". I block out the world and nothing in the world matters anymore. The only thing that matters is what I am building. :cwl: How about you? Do you listen to music when you build?

P.S. I listen to classic rock and hair bands. :)
The "Gamer Zone"--I like this phrase. I recently read a theory about "front brain/back brain". Basically, it talks about how some background noise can take the pressure off of the analytical front mind so that you can be more fluid and creative. I am not sure if this is true, but I do tend to always have music o a movie on when I work, in the background, and that is part of my overall process.
 
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Xilkozuf

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Nope. I don't listen to music when I build, when I fight, when I walk, when I dig, when I craft... long story short, I don't listen to music when I play. Just the in-game music and sounds. And this is true not just for Minecraft, but any other game (or even any other activity!). I want to focus and concentrate and I can't do that if I have music in my hears.
The only times when I listen to music is when I'm bored with nothing to do, or when I'm traveling (walking, bus, car as passengers...).
 
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JoeMilford

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Nope. I don't listen to music when I build, when I fight, when I walk, when I dig, when I craft... long story short, I don't listen to music when I play. Just the in-game music and sounds. And this is true not just for Minecraft, but any other game (or even any other activity!). I want to focus and concentrate and I can't do that if I have music in my hears.
The only times when I listen to music is when I'm bored with nothing to do, or when I'm traveling (walking, bus, car as passengers...).
It's funny; I can listen to music during certain things, like gaming, but I am noticing more and more lately that when I do any kind of professional writing, I tend to make more errors or typos when I am listening to music or a podcast. This bothers me, because I really love my music, and I even sleep to music almost every night, so I have formed so potentially bad habits with it. You are right though; music can be distracting and interfere with one's focus in any potential activity.
 

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Yep!!. I prefer to listen to music while I'm building because I need inspiration and focus. Listen to music helps me to shut all my thoughts and focus my mind to do one stuff without any distraction.
 
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Good choices in music! I've always been a fan of classic rock and hair metal bands myself. The 60's-80's were the golden era of rock.

But anyway, for the most part I don't really put on any of my own music while playing Minecraft. The reason is that I absolutely adore Minecraft's soundtrack. The music is so calming and really adds to the ambience, so I don't really like mixing things up too much.

The one complaint I might have is that the soundtrack is a bit sparse, and the pauses between songs last a bit longer than I'd like them to. To remedy this I sometimes play other calming soundtracks from other video games, one of my favorites being The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's soundtrack.
 
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