The one thing that music gives you is a beat. If you have a beat, you can get in a rhythm. I find it easier to "stay in the zone" listening to something with a good beat. I used to not listen to music as the music I listened to seemed to just get me distracted.
I've found something like jazz or EDM to provides a beat that helps me have a pace while typing programming.
I love rock/hard rock, but its a lot harder to keep my pace and focus listening to that stuff. I just might be rocking out to hard to focus 🤘 😉
I'm not saying music works for everyone, but I found the more "abstract" music helps me the most :)
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