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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨
Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨

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What kind of music do you listen to while coding? 🎧

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Howdy DEV fam! πŸ‘‹πŸ» What's good?

Today's discussion topic is really simple: What kind of music (in terms of music genre), do you listen to while coding? Or do you prefer no music at all? πŸ€”

Let me know in the comments below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I'll go first! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I don't mind music while coding, but I prefer music with no/minimal lyrics. Lofi works well for me, but I also enjoy a Trap mix or maybe even an EDM mix. 😁

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Anik

Yeah if there are lyrics it's going to seriously distract me. I'm unable to think about logic / code while English words are being spoken / sung. Easier when it's a language I don't understand but even then it's hard.

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Lisa Armstrong

I always think the lyrics are deeper and more profound when you don't understand them. Lol!

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Nabeel Asif

facts

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio. Another one playlist on Spotify Lo-Fi Beats.

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Nafis Nahiyan

You are like Richard From Silicon Valley! HEHEHHE! :p

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

For me it's mostly the spotify playlist "to do list"

open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF...

If it's not that focus heavy I'll listen to some country most of the time

open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

P.S.: Where have you been early birdie? We missed you around here 😒

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Holiday for the kids β˜€ and yesterday was kingsday in the Netherlands 😎😎🧑

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Figured (we "celebrate" it here too 🀭)! Hope you enjoyed the day! 😁 And welcome back!

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🐀πŸ₯‡ Jasper de Jager

Love to let everything dev related go from time to time, but not too long πŸ˜‰

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

DEVinitely healthy to do so! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Awesome! Country music huh? πŸ€”

Thanks for sharing @jmdejager ! 😁

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Atulit Anand

I guess first time we get to tell about the posts she accidentally forgot lol.
My dear friend I present you with,
The Best programming music collection.

Thank me later : )

@coffeestasia Hope you won't mind.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I took notice of it, I was just wondering what the folks around here prefer. Hence this discussion 😊

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Atulit Anand • Edited on

Glad to hear that.
Idk the general opinion but I think listing to music while working makes it feel like a montage of sort, not a fan of that.
Generally I work for some time then either I listen to Eminem or watch some web series (mostly Fresh Prince on a loop) πŸ˜„

Pretty weird I know . Lol
Hope I'm not the only one doing that...

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

That's alright too! Not everyone likes listening to music while coding.

Thanks for sharing you thoughts 😊

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Atulit Anand

Appreciate that.

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Anastasia πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ • Edited on

Of course not! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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Mahesh Pawar

Most of the time I listen to freeCodeCamp Radio.
I also have some favourite playlists on Spotify:

  1. Lo-Fi Beats
  2. Jazz in the Background
  3. Peaceful Piano
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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Oh, I wasn't aware of fCCRadio πŸ€” thanks for sharing! 😁

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Shaquil Maria

Well I might be one of the odd ones, but I listen most of the times to either reggaeton, bachata or r&b. I find that they have a vivid rhythm that helps with the way I think. I've tried lo-fi, slowed-reverb and instrumental, but for coding they don't feel rightπŸ˜…. I listen to those when doing creative stuff that require less brain power.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Lo-fi happens to make me sleepy most of the time! πŸ˜‚ I understand πŸ’― why you need something upbeat when coding!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts @theowlsden ! πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Alyx007

Oh my! I also listen a lot of reggaeton, salsa and bachata. While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff" :D

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Shaquil Maria

While coding it gives good vibe and I am not "stiff"

Exactly! xD

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Fiana Fortressia

I rarely listen to music while coding lol

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Any reason why? πŸ€”

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Fiana Fortressia • Edited on

Well, first of all. I don't have good taste of music.

Secondly, whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I don't have good taste of music.

LOL, why would that matter? πŸ€”

whenever I code I mostly forget to listen to some music.

It happens to the best of us! Sometimes I "forget" too, then I think: "Hmm, ain't it quite around here..." and I put some music on πŸ˜‚

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Fiana Fortressia

LOL, why would that matter? πŸ€”
'Cuz listening to same music over and over again is boring.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Ah, that's what you meant...

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Fiana Fortressia

Btw, if you want to ask what's my favourite music is, it's "Under No Flag" from Battlefield V

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Rushan S J

Well, I just listen to hard bass 😁

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Thalita G.

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... πŸ€”

I honestly listen to a lot of different genres and would pick basically anything. I even have the tendency to loop one song for a whole day. My comment in another music-related post mentioned jazz, ambient, breakcore, and math rock, but I can name a ton more genres haha. I'm also not picky with lyrics or no lyrics if I'm already familiar with the songs.

I also don't really listen to playlists that often, I'm more of an album person. Can't say I've recently picked up an album either though. :p I've mostly been either looping 1 song or listening to my own playlists to see if they flow well before publishing them in public. Said playlists are short and narrative so not really worth sharing here, I believe.

If I had to pick 1 album to share here, I'd go for this: open.spotify.com/album/7ALFR4o9ZXf...

That was a lot of talking... πŸ˜³πŸ‘‰πŸ‘ˆ

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

What's with everyone asking about music for devs lately... πŸ€”

My bad if this one's repetitive or redundant. It was a thought I had since last week but I'm only posting about it now. I'm late to the party, I know πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Despite that, thanks for sharing your thoughts! 😊 Seems like you are quite flexible when it comes to music!

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Thalita G.

Nah, I'd gladly talk about music over and over again. :p It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

But yeah, I like broadening my horizons when it comes to genres! I also keep a list of albums I've listened to, but then again, I kinda have a list of everything. Now I must kindly leave because I write another wall of text about music--

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

It's a pretty common topic, just surprising that several people have talked about it recently on here. I was just wondering if something was happening that I wasn't aware of.

Our minds are synchronizing! 😜

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Sebastian StΓΌwe

I can't listen to music while coding, it distracts me too much - I start following the different instruments and harmonics instead of focusing on my coding. Nothing I can do about it, it's this weird brain I got... :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

I can definitely relate to some degree! πŸ˜…

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Chris Sissons

I listen to a wide variety, though mostly metal and electronic. Lyrics distract me when I'm working through complicated logic or when I'm writing text (documentation, emails).

My go-to streaming sites are radiou.com/battery/, somafm
com, di.fm, and music.youtube.com.

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immanjil

Well sort of on a schedule.
Early morning start with some Good source news - BBC, NPR
Later after the news some Sports, market and extra podcasts
after lunch Music like Reggaton, K pop or R&B - something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author • Edited on

LOL, news is definitely not on my radar. Makes me very depressed! πŸ˜•

something that pumps up my blood for the rest of the day :)

Oh, for sure! 😁

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pontakornth
  • Lofi music for studying
  • Danganronpa F OST Either Sweet coffee or all we have is time and snow
  • YOASOBI Music (Racing into the night, Halzion, Comet) If you understand Japanese, you might consider not listen to it. The lyric is about sensitive topic.
  • Ace attorney: Cross examination
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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

Formidable list! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Lo-fi makes me sleepy sometimes πŸ˜‚ but I still enjoy it despite that!

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Siddharth

I like songs with minimal lyrics with some peaks where the song becomes loud all of a sudden. I suggest Trampoline, or if you want something heavier Rolling in the deep.

When I'm really focused, I don't really mind which songs because I don't hear the songs too well, maybe just the melodies or stuff.

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Jelle Smeets

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics. I usually put on some classical or deep-house. Otherwise, it depends on my mood and can range from hip-hop/rock/pop/etc. My favorite album while spring is beginning is Van Morrison - Down the road. But that is just a guilty pleasure.

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Amelia Vieira Rosado 🐣✨ Author

It really depends, on focus-heavy work I like things that do not have any lyrics.

Oh, it's the same for me! πŸ˜‚ Heavy lyrics makes me sing a long, and well, not get the job done!

Thanks for joining in @smeetsmeister ! 😁

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Johann • Edited on

I really like calm classical pieces for coding. For example modern ones by Avo PΓ€rt, Max Richter and Einaudi or even Beethoven and Chopin.
Lofi Hiphop or Jazz are always fine and, don't laugh too much - the Minecraft Soundtrack ;)

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