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What Music Do You Listen To While You Are Working Online And Why?



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What Music Do You Listen To While You Are Working Online And Why?

I love listening to music while I work and write from home, but that is just me. I was curious--what music, if any, do you listen to while you are working online or doing your writing? Why is this choice, or choices, of music the best for you while you are working?

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peachpurple

Nope, I never listen to music while I am working online or offline. I could not concentrate at all on my tasks when I listen to music as I relaxing, enjoying it. I become lazy, pun.




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wiseagent

Hahaha... Oh, but listen to music is so good! =)

But I can understand what you're saying because many of my friends have the same difficulty as you. They need total silence (preferably).




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peachpurple

yeah, I listen to music when I travel in vehicles, otherwise, I would have lost track where I am typing...




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wiseagent

In small or exaggerated quantities, there is no denying that music invades every space of our lives at some point... It's just a matter of time or opportunity (and as I'm addicted to music, this is great for me).




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Martinsx1

@peachpurple Who doesn't enjoy a bit of music when traveling probably on bus or train transit? Personally, I wouldn't embark on any journey without my headset because it's going to keep me company and free from boredom until I get to my destination.




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Martinsx1

@wiseagent It's absolutely true what just said, there are some people who cannot deal with any form of noise while working online. It practically throws them off balance, so they try everything they can to avoid such.

I have this friend who took the avenue of making use of the library as his work base because he needs silent environment.




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anahbello1206

When I have to really concentrate on something I prefer a quiet environment however when I get bored I go and play loud music to help me feel alive again. I also love to sing while listening to music even though at times I get distracted because of it but it makes working really fun.




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treecko142

Same, I can listen to music when studying or on other things where I can multitask, but I can't work online properly with music in the background.




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PedroP

I do listen to music most of the time I work online unless I am doing transcription work. Still, the bands vary a lot. Based on my mood I can listen to more upbeat of more depressing music. Nevertheless, the genres are either Rock or Industrial




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wiseagent

I think the only time I don't listen to music when I'm online is just when I'm doing some transcription work. It's simply impossible to do both at the same time.

In any other setting, music is important to me. What Music Do You Listen To While You Are Working Online And Why?




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Martinsx1

@wiseagent Music is not just important to me, it's practically everything to me because I simply cannot stay a day without playing and listening to one.

Most times early in the morning when I wake up, I grace my day with Christian worship songs to brighten my day before anything else. Have you seen people who does such before?




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Martinsx1

I do appreciate Rock and pop music as well, the instruments used in making such songs always gives me the chills listening to its beats and sounds.

My life is a musical one, I love and live for the music, it's practically a part of my very life.




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augusta

I listen to any music but most especially Hip hop music, I like to reduce boredom or dullness when I'm working.I don't like being sluggish at all because it keeps me away from achieving much, so to keep my pace moving fast and higher, I bring in the noisy aspect of music which is hip-hop genre and sing along while working away, it has really been helpful most times though.




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Barida

In as much as I don't listen to hip-hop while writing, I use it as songs to start my day for it brings out the alertness in me which is really cool for a guy like me that's interested on doing things the better way.




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Martinsx1

Definitely, hip hop music is certainly going to lighten your mood and environment because of how active such songs are in nature.

It's beats are practically different from all other genres of music because of the fire it comes. And to actually know how to sing a particular favorite song while doing something feels so good.




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potentialwriter

While working online, I usually listen to country music and enjoy doing my work alongside. Online tasks can be quite hard and boring sometimes, but music helps me a lot and keeps me active while working online. Sometimes, I work at night and this might be very boring. Once I play on the music, there's no cause for alarm. The music strengthens me a lot and makes me active while working on the computer.




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JoeMilford

I like country music, but I wonder if I could get into that while working. A lot of country has a narrative quality to its lyrics, so I could see myself getting caught up in the STORIES in some of the songs and then losing my train of thought or something. Maybe not, but that's just me. I think you are so right that online work and desk or cubicle work can really get redundant and tend to "put you to sleep", so, for some of us, I think that music is a great tool to keep us alert and moving forward.




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Martinsx1

You are absolutely right, most times while working at night one actually feel bored and exhausted coupled with sleeping troubles but once there is a touch of music playing in the background of the room, definitely one will feel a bit energized to work.

I can still vividly remember one night I'm working and a friend of mine was working as, and he chatted me up on Facebook messenger complaining of feeling sleepy. I simply advised him to play music and he did, in the morning he made me understand that the music helped him overcome the sleep and worked well all night.




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gelotologist

I do listen to music whenever I do something that requires my mind to think of an idea or think to a more bigger picture. And also, music doesn't just give me this thing called "eargasm" but it also gives me more hype or gives me an energy that I need to have.




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JoeMilford

I've actually never heard of the term "eargasm", but I think I understand what you are getting at. Like you, I tend to draw energy from music as well. Some people in this thread spoke about how music can be distracting to their work and daily goals, but for me, personally, I use it to set my mood and to push my paste as I work. There are some types I would avoid which might be TOO relaxing for me, like ambient music or very soft piano or cello compositions. I tend to listen to indie and punk rock, and that usually gets the juices flowing.




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Martinsx1

Music is life and energy, it posses the ability to reach in and tap into one's soul and illuminate it to full brightness and clarity.

I derive inspiration from some certain songs that I play and it gives me momentum to do more.




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manmad

As a big fan of music, I listen to a lot of genres of music, so I cannot limit myself to any particular one. Why I listen to music ? Well, it's because there is a nicer atmosphere to everything and it can also motivate you to work or even make you focus more depending on what kind of music you are listening to.




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Barida

Listening to soft songs makes me focus and achieve more while writing for it takes me away from my current environment to a level where I can focus.




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manmad

Soft songs are okay, because they can help you relax, which itself allows you to focus more, however some times you might need something to boost your adrenaline and give you energy, so you work for longer hours.




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Martinsx1

I do enjoy listening to soft songs @Brida especially when I want to meditate, it helps me to achieve inner peace and focus.

Also it helps me do well when working. I love heavy metal music but not for work purposes.




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Martinsx1

Wow, you are truly a great fan of music, to be able to listen to all genres of music that's on a whole different level, personally I'm not that kind.

There are some music that turns me off and bugs my stomach, so I basically listen to what suits me and make me feel good.




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DarthHazard

I always listen to music whenever I am using my laptop. It's just something that I am used to and it's something that I cannot live without. Even when I am out and about, If I am not with anyone then I will always have earphones in my ears listening to some music. It's funny because I'm actually listening to music using Spotify whilst typing this.




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Martinsx1

You are exactly like one of my good friend, he always play music on his laptop as long as it's on and he is working or not.

I think he has over 5000 songs downloaded in his laptop, he can virtually play 24 hours of the day without the music Playlist ending.




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anahbello1206

Yes I agree with you. I too also love to listen to music especially when I am bored and when I am travelling. Music helps me to relax and unwind. It also serves as my distraction well I am irritated or not feeling very well.




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wiseagent

What I decide to listen to sometimes depends a lot on what I'm writing right at that moment because the music helps me get into the rhythm / mood that I need to be feeling so I can feel more inspired in some way. But in general, the songs are very random (because I write about many things, haha).




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Barida

It's great to read that the type of songs you listen to depends on what you're writing at that moment. I don't use hip hop songs when I write and it has become part of me at the end.




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wiseagent

I think that as much as our relationship with a particular musical genre is very close, not always we will be able to listen to everything we like when we want because some songs will simply lock our minds in the writing process.




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Martinsx1

Haha, hip hop, who uses that to make a good writing? I seriously doubt that if anyone does. Hip hop songs is to be used if you are writing on war script lol 😂.




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Martinsx1

This is actually a good idea you just pointed out, the content and context of what one is writing should have a kind of song that suits it, because there are some songs that can go way off charts in relation to your writing.




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anjanetteclyde1

Honestly, I don't listen to music whenever I get to work on something specially online. I get easily distracted and my concentration wave away immediately. As much as possible, I go to have a place or a corner in our house where silence is observed for me to do the work good and quickly.




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Martinsx1

I have actually seen some kind of person that as you are. They lose focus with the slightest noise they hear. It makes it very difficult for them to concentrate and work. So I do understand exactly how you feel about not listening to music while working online.




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Martinsx1

I have actually seen some kind of person that as you are. They lose focus with the slightest noise they hear. It makes it very difficult for them to concentrate and work. So I do understand exactly how you feel about not listening to music while working online.




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treecko142

I also can't work especially writing stuff when there's music. I still listen to it though in between my work just to relax myself a bit before continuing with the job.




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overcast

I am into EDM Genres. So most of the time I am listening to the trance and techno. And if the mood is into silent music then I am into progressive, industrial type of the music. You can see that some of the time it works out. I also listen to some of the random EDM like say drumnbass and breakbeat type of music. Here you don't have the lyrics. But it's definitely something you may want to listen to as well. I prefer those type of the music which keep my head cool.




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Martinsx1

@overcast Cool music is always beneficial to one's mind both for working and relaxation. It helps to clam your nerves, eliminate stress and soothe your soul for better understanding of and clarity in whatever you are doing.




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overcast

Yes music sets the tone for the working. And for this reason alone it can be really good to see how the working online can be fun on that way. I am sure there are some really good options for learning in that case. I have learned to listen to happy music most of the time.




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Martinsx1

Yeah, @overcast such music are very good to make one lively and happy which I believe facilities one's work progress. There is this song that had so much hit before its release by Wizkid. The song is titled Manya, I just downloaded it this morning and the one sang by Davido titled Fia. I'm listening to them writing this post. Both the songs are cool.




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overcast

I have one app named Digitally imported radio. And they seem to have the option of such music. It seems like the music on that radio is much better while working. So I tend to attach to that type of music. It is better that way. And it can be fun to make use of the online music in that sense.




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mildredtabitha

I listen to rock genre but only sometimes especially when I don't mind getting destructed by my favorite song. Rock music is soothing and touching. You can identify with almost every lyrics of each song.

Listening to such songs makes me feel relaxed and stress free.




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Martinsx1

Rock and country music are my favorite too, these songs are well sang and the lyrics are really meaningful and inspiring.

It helps me maintain focus while putting some writing down. I seriously can't work without playing music. It helps me to flow well.




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wallet

I always listen to music while I am working online, it doesn't matter what if I am writing articles or doing the other tasks, is more fun to work with music then working in a silent room.
Music doesn't bother me, in fact, it helps me concentrate better!




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JoeMilford

I am the same way myself. I also listen a lot to podcasts, now that I think about it, when I work, and I like having a good documentary on in the background when I am working. I think that, for me, a silent room is even louder than a room with some background noise in it, while I am working, if that makes any sense at all.




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Martinsx1

Haha, funny @JoeMilford but it's actually true, the sound of the music playing in the background of the room I'm working in eliminates the other voices and sound in my head, thereby giving me a working link with the beat of the music playing.

This really helps me a lot when I'm working and as such I can't see myself working well without a music playing in the background.




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DarthHazard

Yeah, I have to agree with you. You are basically the same as me actually. It doesn't matter what I am doing, I always have to listen to music with my headphones in or having it streamed to my speakers. Like you, it doesn't actually bother me either, I just cannot concentrate if it is silent so the music actually helps me a lot.




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Martinsx1

@DarthHazard do you know it's actually wireless headphones that I always prefer to make use of because wires tangling of some earphones really pisses me off.

But with a Bluetooth wireless headset, listening is made much more enjoyable and easier for me.




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wiseagent

Oh, my... How I wish my mind would assimilate the music that way. But with me that doesn't work
poor me, haha). The music has to match - or at least have a similar meaning - to what I'm writing at the moment.




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Martinsx1

@wiseagent I believe all you need to do is keep an open mind towards listening to music very often before you realize what will happen, it's definitely going to sync with your brain waves and you will start enjoying every bit of listening to music while doing virtually everything.




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Martinsx1

Silent room is a boring room no doubt, even without working, I still find it very difficult to stay in a silent room. Music helps to liven an environment , so I try to have some playing in the background of wherever I'm at.

I even sleep with music but cool blues. It's like a lullaby to me when it plays and I'm in my bed. It's dream land 100%.




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Martinsx1

@wallet music sometimes works as adrenaline booster for me when doing my work online. First, it ensures that I don't get bored while working because I'm having double fun at a time.

And coming to the beats of the songs which is mostly what I listen to and not the lyrics. Those beats are what shows the pace at which I'm working. I flow with the beat nodding my head while typing lol.




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Baburra

If I'm writing, I don't like to listen to music, or at least I don't listen to music with any words in it because it interferes with my thoughts and I just start to find myself listening to the lyrics. When I'm designing, I tend to listen to my playlist of pop songs so I feel upbeat but most of the time recently I just listen to podcasts or radio shows or I just put up a Youtube video on the background so I'm more able to zone out.




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Martinsx1

Instrumental songs are definitely what you require when working online since you don't fancy music with words while working. If you happen to know this artist Yarni, his songs instrumentals are great. You should look him up and get some of his songs.




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DenisP

The kind of music I listen to is going to vary on the work that I'm doing.

For example, if I'm writing, I need something soft and instrumental. Slow, soft, instrumental music helps me relax, keeps my mind focused, and prevents me from getting bored as quickly. However I can't listen to any music that is fast paced or has vocals in it because that ends up distracting me and actually doesn't allow me to focus on my work.

If I'm doing any sort of visual work, like drawing or graphic design, then anything goes. I typically don't listen to music though, but I instead opt for listening to podcasts.




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Martinsx1

@DenisP You are absolutely correct in this assertion, the kind of work one is going to carry out determines what kind of song that suits such particular work. One shouldn't be looking to focus and do a good job by banging heavy metal music, that's not proper.




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DenisP

"One shouldn't be looking to focus and do a good job by banging heavy metal music, that's not proper."

For some reason this made me laugh, haha. I just imagined myself sitting at my desk, typing away at my computer, writing some article while banging my head and blasting Metallica. Oh the juxtaposition.

But yeah, I totally agree. I don't think that one should really play anything that's going to draw attention away from their work. I used to multitask all the time in that way, until I realized that the quality of my work would drastically improve if my brain was simply focusing on one thing at a time.




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vhinz

I like country, pop, rhythm and blues music but I don't listen to it while I'm working because I am so distracted. I can't focus working while listening to music. I just listen music when want to relax and or doing less important matters.




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Martinsx1

@vhinz It's true some people find it difficult to focus and concentrate with working while a music is playing. I have actually tried finding out the reason for that but all to no avail, so I had to conclude that our individual differences in make up is probably responsible for this. I'm quite glad I can do both music and working at the same time.




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vhinz

I'm kinda introvert. I'm not sure if it is true, but according to what I have read, introvert people drains lots of energy when in a noisy environment and seek a more quiet place to regain strength. Maybe that's the reason I could not concentrate working while listening to a music.




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Martinsx1

Awwh, if you are an introvert then it's true noisy environment isn't going to be a comfortable setting for you. Your kind seems to prefer crawling into their shell in a quiet setting, even if there would be a music playing, it's going to be a soft one.




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vhinz

Yup, I just listen to soft kinds of music. I'm really distracted from my work when the environment is noisy.




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Soulwatcher

I love listening to music when I am online, I would die without music. It totally helps the time go by and allows me to work longer hours, I can work all day if I listen to music. The type of music I listen to is classic rock, rock, hair bands and heavy metal. And I have been listening to this type of music since the 80's lol. And I never get tired of hearing the same music over and over. =)




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Martinsx1

Exactly like I'm wired, music gives life to my soul and I make use of it in just about anything that I'm doing. I don't think a single day have ever passed without my playing a music.

Right now I'm cooking dinner and guess what? I'm playing Elton John songs.




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vinaya

I prefer to work in silence. I don't listen to music while working online. Music creates a great distraction for me. I have tried listening to music while working online, and I have always felt that I cannot concentrate properly. Even when I am working offline (work related to my jobs), I don't listen to music. However, when I am cooking, gardening, house cleaning I always tune to the music.




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Tronia

That's true for many people but perhaps you should try finding some songs without any lyrics. For most people, it's the lyrics that distract them since the brain starts to lose focus and that leads to lower quality work. I'd really recommend more slow, non-lyrical type of songs just for the ambient.




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vinaya

I see an advantage of playing a song in the background while working. This will stop background noise. However, the song can itself become a distraction. A non-lyrical song can be a great option. If there is just music and no one singing, it may not distract you. I have never thought about this option.




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Martinsx1

@vinaya Background noise disturb and distract me more than any song would. Even the so called hip hop songs are more preferable to me working with than having other background sounds and noise creep into my working hours.




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Martinsx1

@Tronia I believe instrumentals are the best for such people who gets distracted with songs playing when they are working online. Instrumentals are calm and when played in low volume makes one feel relaxed.




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Baburra

Me too. I used to have to have music to listen to so I can zone out and work better supposedly but later on I realized that it was just too much of a distraction so I stopped doing it. The downside is that I feel too much like I'm working and I can't enjoy it as much as I used to, but my output is much better because of it and I guess it's not really supposed to be all that fun for me anyway since it is work.




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Martinsx1

@Baburra it's always best to make do with what suits you as you work online, so that there won't be room for much errors and mistakes because of distractions.




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Martinsx1

Too bad you can't work online with music playing in the background because it's makes you lose focus and concentrate, but I'm glad you have other ways to enjoy it while doing stuffs at home.




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Judas2018

When I'm working I might have rap, hip hop, rnb, edm, techno, dark metal or darkcore music playing in the background.




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Martinsx1

@Judas2018 This shows you are a great music freak like myself. I practically cannot do anything without having music playing in the background. I have actually made a new habit this 2018, and it's to download at least one song on daily basis.




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Judas2018

Yes indeed. I love almost every genre of music, with country being the exception. I can find something good or a good song or two in any genre from metal to classical - from rave music to electronica.




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Blank629

While I am working, of course I need some musics so that I will not get boring in my work. Most of the songs I listened to are songs that I know the lyrics and then I'll sing. But I must minimize my voice so that I don't disturb other employees. Try it sometimes because it helps me not to get in sleeping mode.




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Martinsx1

@Blank629 Seating one place for too long working online can be very downing, so it's why music is very important to most freelancers because it helps them to kick out boredom and lighten up the room.




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Tronia

Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember and this includes while I'm working online or offline. I just love to blast out a nice tune, most often it's just mainstream songs. I really enjoy using Spotify or YouTube and seeing what sort of playlists other people have created. Need a chilled out playlist? Just type it in and tada. It's really good and it motivates me when I'm working.




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Soulwatcher

Music has been a huge part of my life growing up as well. And I also use youtube and my songs on Itunes, and its a very effective way for me to work long hours. And my version of chilled music is hair bands from the 80's and 90's and boy do I feel old saying that LOL.




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Martinsx1

I don't think I can stay without playing music, even this very moment, a song is playing on my tablet device while I'm working with my other Android devices. I can just about describe what is going on here with me, as I'm just nodding my head to the beat of the song I'm listening to. How wish I could add a sound audio to this post so you can listen as well.




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AmieBotella

I usually listen to instrumental music to clear my thoughts when writing. They usually consist of Yiruma, Studio ghibli instrumentals, and The Piano Guys music. I can't listen to my favorite songs when I write because I tend to sing with them. Lol. But when i just surf and read for information, I usually play 80s, 90s to early 2000s alternative music. A few new songs on the side but normally the sound of my younger years.




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Baburra

I have this problem too. When I'm doing graphic designs or just anything visual, I can listen to regular songs, but if I'm writing something, I can't listen to music with lyrics because the words of the song get in the way of my writing and I find myself mixing my thoughts of words between the song and what I'm working on. Not that I begin typing what I'm hearing, but more so just that I can't really focus as much because it feels like someone is talking to me while I'm writing words down which can get very confusing and distracting.




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Martinsx1

Yarni is my favorite instrumental music, the guy is practically a wizard to me with the way he plays his piano and violin. Sometimes I would get carried away with how amazing he can play.




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Aree

No, I don't, but then again, I am not very much into music. It's not that I don't listen to music at all. I do enjoy the background music when I am playing World of Warcraft. I mean the background music in the game.

When I am working, I prefer to concentrate on what I am doing.




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Baburra

I am the same way, I also like keeping the original background music in video games when I play and I am actually quite peeved when I see online videos and streaming where the people playing have replaced the original music. I understand though since they are not me and they probably get tired of the original music quickly unlike me. When I'm working I tend to prefer silence now too although when I was younger I worked better with music on.




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Martinsx1

It's vividly obvious that working online is absolutely not for your kind because it's going to be clustering with your thoughts while working which would have you making so many errors in writing.




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saygorem

I love listening to music, especially a love song music genre, because it helps me to feel good while I'm working. It inspires me in what I'm working on and it helps me answer questions in a more positive way.




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mildredtabitha

There is no genre called music genre. But it is nice to know you like listening to music too and even get inspired.




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Martinsx1

Haha, I try to stay away from love songs as much as possible because even though listening to it makes me feel good, it's not entirely my favorite song for working online. The lyrics would be giving thoughts of being with my love one and if I do that, it's goodbye to work.




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AmieBotella

I don't like love songs too while working. It sort of changes the neutral mood. But I believe it differs from person to person. There are some who gets inspired listening to rock or mellow love songs. Personally for me though. i find it hard to concentrate when there's someone singing a song I also know from heart. What Music Do You Listen To While You Are Working Online And Why?




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Martinsx1

This really get me off working online mood to all another kind of work mood if you know what I'm talking about ????, that is why in as much as I would desire listening to such songs but for throwing me off balance when I work online, I don't give in to listening to it.




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AmieBotella

I know what you're saying. Lol. Generally, when you're inclined to listen to music while working, it shouldn't be destructing your general mood for writing and creating something productive for your work. I don't know what kinds of articles do you write or what you do, but don't you get inspired with the mood shifting too? Just curious.




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ballyhara

Well JoeMilford, honestly I have a wide open ear when it comes to music. I will listen to anything you can imagine for sure. From opera to country, tropical and heavy metal rock. As long as I like it, then is good for me and that's it. But, music use to be synchronized with my emotions or mood, so you will see me listening to any track depending on the way I feel in a moment. When I'm working I try to pick music that keeps me energetic, or happy, or active, that way my job gets easier and I move faster. Maybe some soundtrack from an action movie, or rock will do good for that moment.




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JoeMilford

I try to stay open to a lot of diverse musical styles as well--I can't get into trap music or really "gangsta" rap, but I love pretty much everything else, depending upon my mood. Lately, when I want to relax, I listen to cello and piano based playlists. However, I could turn around an hour later and rock out to indie or power-pop or punk. I think it is good to have diverse tastes in music, whether we are listening to it while we work or otherwise. Different types of music affect the mind in different types of ways, and learning which sounds augment our performance or sense of happiness at different times.




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Martinsx1

Definitely @ballyhara the kind of music I'm listening to any moment is directly related to the kind of mood I'm in at that particular point in time.

As there are various music genres is the my purpose of listening to any one of them. I wouldn't be in the need to meditate and be banging heavy metal music, that surly won't help me out with my task.




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jaymish

Before this question being asked, I have never really thought about it. When I am working I simply switch on my mp3 player or my radio. But when I think about it, I seem to gravitate to music I'm already familiar with like Rock music. I've realized that the only way to get any work done, is when I am enjoying myself. I love Rock music. I listen to Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Snow Patrol and The Script. This ensures I am enjoying myself. Before I know it my work is done.




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TheArticulate

I listen to music all the time while I'm working, as long as I'm not editing audio or video, that is. It helps me think and relax while I work, I've found. Typically, I'll listen to indie/alternative groups. Glass Animals, ZHU, Everything Everything, and A R I Z O N A are my go-to artists on any given day. If I need something without lyrics, I love Emancipator, God is an Astronaut, and Explosions in the Sky.

I like listening to playlists on Spotify as well and discovering new artists while I work!




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JoeMilford

Oh yes! I LOVE Explosions in the Sky! Awesome. Talk about an amazing soundtrack to work to. I also go to indie/alternative music for my work soundtrack and basic background noise. Lately, I have been on a big Guided By Voices kick, and I can't seem to shake it, lol. Music brings me so much joy for so many different reasons, and if I can work with it playing as my sidekick encouraging me to push through the day, then that is definitely what I do.




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TheArticulate

Nice! Post-rock has a special place in my heart, and I've always been impressed with the instrumentation from groups like Explosions in the Sky.

I've never heard of Guided by Voices before, I'll give them a listen!




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tenthztar

I listen to trap music and pump up music just to avoid being sleepy. Since there are no lyrics to it i could work without being too distracted.




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TimothyAlex

I don't listen to music while I am online. I listen to the news. I am a political and business news junkie. Nothing bothers me more than finding out about a big happening even a few hours past it breaking.




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JoeMilford

I hear you here. I also listen to a bit of news, and I most definitely listen to tons of podcasts while I work as well. However, I find that when I do listen to podcasts, I only digest about thirty percent of what they say because they end up just being background noise while I am in depth in my own work and everything. Still, I guess that at some point in my childhood or development, I became accustomed to working with noise in the background, so now I continue to do so, for better or worse.




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Martinsx1

Haha, you are pure carbon copy of how my uncle behaves. Nothing like music comes close to him when he is working. It's strictly news because it helps him with some of his writing points.




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Rumu

It's not a question of what music per say, its a question of listening to music or not while working on or offline.

WellI I love music and I listen to it always weather am working or not. Music is like a drug to me. It calms me in troubled times and also makes me focused when am distracted.




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leeyong88

What I understood in his question is what type of music do we listen to while working. So if you do not listen to it at work, then there should be no discussion here, but as I can see, you actually love and listen to it. I agree with you that it keeps us calm and focused especially in long hours of work. I usually listen to music that are uptempo which energizes me like Uptown Funk, Happy and many more. That is then my answer to his question, how about you then?




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Rumu

Acknowledging a question and rephrasing it doesn't break any rule of answering a question, at least none that I know of, you can correct me if am wrong.

I have to say also that it's unfortunate some of us fail to see the creativity and manner at which other people write and relate their comments to a certain topic of discussion. Straight forward answers are for people who barely understand or have just little to say on a given subject.




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Adesuwa08

I love listening to music too, when I go for early morning walk to when am doing the dishes, cooking and when am writing, I love the way music takes me to that horizon and heal my spirit. Music is always a motivation for me when I do things, even when I was going for job interviews and working back then I always put the headphones on, listening to music have always been my lifestyle.

Funny enough when am working especially online it depends on what am doing, my genre works with my motives online, I have taste for different types of songs depending on my mood too. When am face booking I listening to trap songs and get all funky, when I get to write articles online to submit I listen to soul songs because it gets me thinking deep, I submit my flash fiction and short stories online when I do this I love listening to all kinds of rap. When I get to do online jobs like the one am doing currently at postloop subscriptions I listen to hip hop and RnB, I have this taste because I don't know why, they motivates me to do the kind of online jobs I do.




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JoeMilford

I think that it is interesting that you listen to different genres of music based upon which kinds of tasks you are working on. This thread has revealed some pretty cool things about us as workers and freelancers. For some, music is a driving force for a productive work station. For others, music provides too much of a distraction for the freelancer. For you, the music is custom-chosen depending upon the job at hand and the mood that that requires. I think that it is cool how diverse we all are in our work habits.




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potentialwriter

My favourite music is country music and it's the kind of music I always love to listen to when I am working online. I love listening to this type of music because it really uplifts my spirit and makes me feel self-actualized. I have been used to this kind of lifestyle and I am good at spending an appreciable amount of time working online.




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Martinsx1

I think my best music is country music and rock songs. These kind of music have a way of reaching down into the depths of my soul and soothing it giving me much calm and tranquility of mind.

I do enjoy blues but not always because it normally have the tendency of arousing my horny feelings which is not good when I'm working.




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JoeMilford

In reference to your last two sentences (which did make me kind of laugh), I think that what you are really getting at as how important it is to know ourselves and how we react to outside stimuli in different ways. There is a time and place for everything, and for different types of music and different types or feelings and work environs, etc., but I think the trick is to know ourselves well and knowing what we need to be the more efficient as we work.




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Pixie06

I enjoy listening to music especially when I am working on some difficult tasks. It helps to calm my nerves. I prefer to listen to calm and soothing music while working. I listen to songs mostly on YouTube. There are different tracks that I can choose. The other types of music are too disturbing and instead of working I start singing. lol




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JoeMilford

In many ways, I am just the opposite of you when it comes to this. I like music that gets me motivated and pumps me up, so I use music to keep my motivation, not to keep me relaxed, if that makes any sense. I use Pandora, primarily, and so I can customize the playlists I like for different moods and different tasks. I guess I got into this habit in college, and I just never got out of it--still, it seems to help my process, so I think it is positive.




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ColdFlameChris

I can't really listen to music while I'm working online because of the nature of my job. I'm a transcriptionist and listening to audio/video files is my number 1 priority in order for me to transcribe it into text format. But whenever I'm not working on that particular kind of job, I do listen to any slow rock and R&B on my playlist or even on the radio. Those are my jam and I don't enjoy listening to music aside from these two.




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vinaya

I am basically a writer, therefore when I am doing a research on the topic or writing an article, I cannot listen to music. Music will come as a distraction.
I am also a web designer, sometimes I tune to music when I am working in website, however, I always prefer silence.
I work in the night time.




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ColdFlameChris

I agree with you. It's really hard to concentrate on your work while there's a music in the background. It will definitely distract you especially when you're composing or thinking something for your work. I do mostly work at night too since everything is quiet and I can concentrate and finish whatever I'm doing as quickly as I can.




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SiamSEO

Hehe, I actually tend to listen to podcasts, financial/investment stuff and whatnot, and just soak up that information subconsciously while I do my actual work. Sure I might feel that I've forgotten some details, but overall that's the way I like to get my work done.




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Gladford

I can say that I’m addicted listening to music. For me, life is boring without music. Yes, I listen to music while I’m working online because It’s like my energizer that gives energy to my whole body to do my tasks.




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Destiny00

I like to listen to Miles Davis or Herbie Hancock. Music that has lyrics distracts me, so instrumental jazz is perfect. The music is interesting enough that I can take mental breaks from writing to listen, yet it changes fast enough so that the mental break will (usually) be quick.




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Neutron04

Different music for different occasions. That is how I describe it. If I am working online and I am working on a book or something that needs my opinion or thinking. I love to listen to mellow songs. These are love songs that make me inspire and concentrate. It helps me create new ideas and keeps me relax while I work. But if I am simply playing a game of chess in the internet I love to hear fast and pop music as it boosts my adrenaline and make me think faster than the regular. I get so carried away that while playing I also dance at the same time. Sounds weird but that is true. We get the perfect music for the perfect situation. How about yours?




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mar06

Since I love those pop, hip hop, and rock songs. When ever I became bored or something busy so I listened those kind of musics so that it can help me on my activities. It help me to change my mood and that's why I'm aggressive to do my activities because of that thing. What Music Do You Listen To While You Are Working Online And Why?




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JoeMilford

I think that a lot of people in this forum are saying really that it is of the utmost importance what our moods are when it comes to us being the most productive that we can be. It IS harder for me to produce the best content when I am in a bad or just tired mood. I am always astonished at how some songs or some music can really boost the spirit and can almost physically transcend one's own physical condition at the time--there is probably a lot of scientific research about this out there--I have even heard of studies of how plants react to the different types of music that is played to them at different times.




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cess08

Whenever I am doing my work online, I normally listen to relaxing instrumental music. It's hard to concentrate on a task especially if you need to focus. You need to have quiet and instrumental music for this to work. If you are listening to loud, or with heavy rhythm or vocals, it distracts you.




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fishbate

I totally agree, doing work with up beat music sometimes keep you up and running. Although it depends on the mood your in. If you want something to keep you in the moving mood while sitting hip hop is the best choice for me. And if i want something serious or on focus a great rock song is what i prefer. Working online is sometimes boring, listening to songs helps you move your body and mind a bit.




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EfficientNinja

I also listen to these genres. In addition to this, I would like to listen to songs that I am familiar with so it doesn't distract me that much from my work. If the song is new to me, it distracts me from my work because I am listening well for the message of the song.




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