21 ( +1 | -1 ) music and chess......is there a relationship?now i usually listen to classical music,especially Bach while analysing games on my little chessboard.is that why i occassionally perform wipeouts in some of my games by playing like a gm?
32 ( +1 | -1 ) classical musicwell, apparently listening to calssical music can help you consentrate, and stimulate the mind, and chess requires a lot of concentration. but listening to very 'deep' classical music doesn't work, cause then you get into the music, and can't concentrate properly. the best thing to do is to listen to it BEFORE making your moves.
19 ( +1 | -1 ) SmyslovSmyslov likes classic music too. I had played in a simultean against him. They played the single from smyslov. He won al his games and i buyed that single from him. I have got it somewhere in a box.
56 ( +1 | -1 ) ...---...I think the relationship is between YOU and the music, not music and chess. I like to listen to music while playing my games. A nice glass of the Red also. absolutegenius Bach is as "deep" as it gets. If frodan is GM while not concentrating properly, imagine if he was listening to Chopin...look out Alex we may be on to something here. No, Alex probably listens to Italian Opera with an occasional break to Pink Floyd...we have no chance.
28 ( +1 | -1 ) Brunetti a disco fan?I think brunetti once stated in his profile that he was a disco fan. If this is the case then I'm sure he would be playing on GK while listening to the dulcet tones of ABBA's "Mama Mia" or "The Dancing Queen."
86 ( +1 | -1 ) bach,beethoven etc.i prefer to play bach (air on the g-string for piano) on the piano before making another move on the chess board...:-) beethoven (sonata quasi una fantasia, first and second part) also works and especially before solving differential equations;-) hungarian rapsody,(spelling?) is also partly very nice to play on piano. on a good day i play toccata (e-moll afair, first part),bach on the organ of my mother, but not perfectly. i would like to be able to play toccata on church organ perfectly, but most of the time i cannot exercise.do not have time for that:-( problem is that i sometimes have only a keyboard to play on (depends on at which city i am at the moment) which has less octaves than the piano...and only one manual. and currently i cannot play on any instrument :-( since i am somewhere in spain:-)
35 ( +1 | -1 ) ....the music of .....Bach,Vivaldi,and other composers of the baroque period is good for spiking your brain for cerebral tasks like mathematics and chess.this, however is not likely to improve frodan's ratings in the short term (am sliding alarmingly these days),but am not giving up! :) .......
24 ( +1 | -1 ) MusicMy, you are all a cultured lot !! I am almost ashamed to say that I play Chess to the mindless sound of nightclubbing dance music whilst swilling down a copious amount of Pilsner lager. However, all is not lost as my dog is a great fan of Dvorak !!
166 ( +1 | -1 ) I listen to Headbangers... :-)Seriously, I listen to heavy metal while playing, and while just analysing (a finished game).
I like Stratovarius, Blind Guardian, Angra, Simphony X....
I think the most important thing that relates music to concentration was kind of shown by Mozart (as far as I know). He used to compose while his wife (or girlfriend, anyway, this is not important) was telling him all sorts of MATH stuff.
Researches say that it's because the right side of the brain has to do with the creativity, fantasies, etc. while the left part of it has to do with logical thoughts. Since his wife was exciting his left part of the brain, the right one could be focused and concentrated on the music he was composing. And as you may know, he didn't use any instruments to do it - he prefered his pure mind.
Maybe on chess the same thing can happen. I mean, if the music is exciting the right side of your brain (which tends to send you 'flying away' and lose your concentration), the left side of it can focus on your logical thoughts used to play.
Of course here we can fall on the discussion of "Is chess a logical game, or it's an artistic, creativity one?". If chess is really the second option, then music should only disturb your creative thoughts and therefore, make you play really bad ('cause you won't have your right side of the brain focused on your creativity to play).
Anyway, it's a point of view. I'm more into the first one: you have to distract the right side of your brain, so that you can think and analyse logically. At least it's the way it works for me... :-)