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When you are about to do just about any task, you're probably already thinking of creating the perfect playlist. Whether it's workout music, songs for commuting, or even something to listen to in the shower, music will truly set the tone and your mood.
You can even play the right music when playing games to really feel motivated and set yourself up to win! But what is the best music to choose?
Read on to learn more about how to choose the best music when playing games.
1. What's the Game?
The first thing you have to consider is what you plan to play. You wouldn't want to play high-pitched pop music as you are playing dark games about attacking zombies!
By identifying what games you'll be playing, you will get to know the feel of songs most ideal for your game, which will evoke the right emotions and atmosphere.
Let's say, for example, you're from Canada and want to make money off the NBA and NFL games through fantasy football or sports betting. Betting on the NFL and NBA is a pretty popular activity among Canadians, which is done through online sports betting in casinos and online gambling platforms. This is thanks to how fun online gambling and betting are, along with the number of Canadians on popular NFL and NBA teams!
So while you are making the bets and watching the game, you will want to listen to something powerful!
The same goes for casino games. If you're playing free online slots, then you'll want something more peppy and lively to have you feel pumped. However, with sophisticated games like poker or blackjack, you may want something classier and cooler to set a calmer tone.
So before you start choosing songs, know the games you will play so you can create the perfect playlist.
2. What Genre Are You Interested in?
You don't go straight to choosing artists now that you have an idea of what games you'll play. You'll first start with the basics, which is the genre, so you can start becoming more specific with the artists and the songs you'd like to play from them.
There is an endless number of songs worldwide, which is why this can get tough. Here is a list of songs that are most listened to by gamers:
This usually comes from the rock genre and electronic dance music, the type of songs that would wake your senses up and bring out all the energy you have. This is great to get you started in one of the most exciting battles of your gaming life, warming you up and getting you in the mood for the war and fights you'll take on.
In fact, many streamers play EDM during their gaming sessions and live streams, pumping themselves up, along with their viewers, to keep them engaged.
This is the complete opposite of hype music, usually instrumentals, jazz, LoFi beats, and the like. These are the best for games that you have played for a very long time. The excitement may be gone, and you'll want to play just to relax and chill out, which is why this type of music would be perfect.
There will be challenging games you'll go through, and you'll feel like you want to give up after losing repeatedly. This is where motivational songs come along, which help you gain the motivation and inspiration to get up and win that battle. You'll gain perseverance and never give up as you let the beat and lyrics of the music flow into your mind and heart!
Gamers do not listen to any music at all (which is the complete opposite of this article, but still an option!). They just listen to the game's sound effects to be in their basic element, believing that in-game sounds are the best and will have the game even more realistic.
3. Search for Relevant Songs Online
Once you have narrowed down the genres, you can do a quick Google search to search for artists who play the specific genres you want. This will help you narrow down your options and choose between select artists that evoke the perfect atmosphere for playing games. Or, if you wish more headspace while playing, you can opt for instrumentals instead to avoid words from lyrics distracting you.
Besides Googling artists, you can also use platforms such as Spotify or Soundcloud, which have a host of different artists and songs to choose from. Platforms like Spotify also offer premade playlists based on the artists and genre you want, so you can discover new music without having to spend your time searching. The music algorithms will take care of the song choices instead!
You can even find recommendations from different gamers with what songs are suitable for adding to your gaming playlist. Once you've collected everything and have them saved in your playlist, it's time to begin playing games and feeling motivated to win!
Learn more about how music helps with your playing style from author Conrad A. Brennan!
Wrapping It Up
Hopefully, you learned a lot about how to choose music when you're playing games! Follow these tips to help narrow down your choices now.