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Music While Playing Billiards

Music While Playing Billiards

I was wondering if anyone here listens to music when they play pool like the Beatles or something like that?

Music While Playing Billiards

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  1. rackin-manbilliardsforum on 8/3/2008 10:14:15 AM

    Listening to music while playing pool? Yes, while practicing, no while playing with others. As for what music, it really makes no difference to me. Nothing that puts me to sleep, and nothing that gets me so wired I can't even hold the cue steady.

    If you play in a bar or pub, its a given that music will be playing in the background.

    Actually this reminds me that you should check out an article that one of our members wrote about the distracting nature of today's pool halls.

  2. rackin-manquickshot on 8/3/2008 8:52:27 PM

    In any bar league you are bound to have music. If you are lucky it won't be rap surround sound. As for playing at home I can live with some music if it is not over bearing and loud. If I had my druthers, I would opt for no music. It may not distract me, but it may distract others.

  3. rackin-manChallengeChalkie on 7/27/2009 2:08:03 AM

    At home, I try to play some soft music because personally i need all the concentration I can get. Soft music ie. classical or soft rock or even some alt rock, nothing along the lines of punk rock though lol. But at bars, its normally just whatever music and like quickshot said, if lucky it won't be any rap or something along those lines.

  4. rackin-manJustanotherevolutionary on 7/27/2009 6:07:02 PM

    wow this is an old post lol. Anyways, I like music in bars while waiting to play pool. Once I'm playing though I don't even hear it, even if it's the songs I played. As for home music, well, it's the same way really. Rage Against The Machine (personal favorite but not good for pool =D) or Johnny Cash, I really pay no mind while playing.

  5. rackin-manNursey1313 on 8/13/2009 12:38:31 PM

    I don't know about anyone else, but I HAVE to hear music most of the time, especially playing pool. I don't really care what kind except for classical or most country.

  6. rackin-mangibson on 9/27/2009 11:35:10 AM

    I won a big game in the pool hall when "Ask Me Why", but he Beatles was playing on the jukebox. So any time I hear that song it reminds me of winning. But, I like it as noisy as possible. If you play in a silent environment, any abrupt noise can distract your shooting.

  7. rackin-manBev Stayart on 6/29/2010 7:50:06 AM

    I enjoy listening to music while playing billiards. It doesn't matter what type of music, as long as it is not too loud or distracting.

  8. rackin-manvodkaman on 7/8/2010 12:45:46 AM

    I mostly play bar pool on a 7' American style table. I am at the mercy of the music, but it never bothered me before, until I read this article. Last night I found myself whinging and moaning about the music, almost sorry I read the thread, LOL.

    Thank You for the link in reply No1, was a great read. I feel sorry for you guys in the USA, having to put up with noisy pool halls. I live in Bandung, Indonesia. We have approximately 50 billiard halls. I haven't visited them all, but those I have are like libraries. No music, no sound on the TV. Just quiet banter from people who love the game.

    People are very friendly and show respect. It takes five minutes of hand shaking before I get to a seat and wait for a table. Even though 90% of the players in the room can wipe the floor with me, they always throw a few games my way. I don't like this at all and demand that they give me their best game so that I can learn. They offer up advice when my technique is slipping and prevent me from forming bad habits.

    Every table is managed by a girl, for keeping score and racking. Another boy wanders around, polishing the rails, so you do not have to put up with other peoples sticky hands. Another couple of boys wander around, keeping the floors clean, sweeping up the occasional stray cigarette butt (smoking still allowed) or sweet wrapper. A modest bar, supplying soft drinks and bottled beer. Only vary rarely would you see anyone who has drunk too much.

    An in house technician, who maintains the tables and cues. For a small fee, he tips and services my cue. The cloths are rotated regularly and replaced before they become an irritation. The tables are very busy, so cloth wear reflects this. The cloths are all replaced during Ramadan, the month long religious holiday requires that all bars and pool halls are closed, the longest month of the year.

    If you ever save up and want a billiards based holiday, I would recommend Bandung, but check the dates for Ramadan first.

  9. rackin-manguest on 7/23/2010 12:32:57 PM

    I always do that! It kind of relaxes me...

  10. rackin-mansophie hart on 12/4/2010 3:17:29 AM

    Music can sometimes help me focus while shooting pool, but I like it mellow and soothing e.g. something like country music.

  11. rackin-manguest on 2/26/2014 3:11:18 PM

    In my experience the majority of pool players haven't really expanded their musical horizons.....

    So let me give you suggestions...

    Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heavens Door Peter Frampton - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (yes frampton's version) Stevie Ray Vaughn - Dirty Pool The Animals - House of the Rising Sun Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile Blues The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter Creedance Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

    There's a few for ya.

  12. rackin-mangralan on 7/26/2018 9:24:55 PM

    I enjoy listening to classic blues, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and groups like The Mills Brothers when I am shooting pool. This developed during 16 years of learning to play pool from elderly players, and others, during my time off during the day wherever I could find them. I find it relaxing.

    I find I get distracted if I have to listen to every little noise when folks are supposed to be quiet. But that's just me being a Crazy Norwegian, eh? Hahaha.

  13. rackin-manoliverjames on 2/8/2022 4:27:53 AM

    Paying attention to music while playing pool? Indeed, while practicing, but not while playing with others.

    Concerning what music, it truly has no effect on me either way. Nothing that makes it lights-out time for me (so nothing soft/soothing), and nothing that gets me so wired I can't hold the pool cue steady.

  14. rackin-manjoe f on 7/3/2022 2:10:17 PM

    I only had a 5-foot pool table in my little home game room and bar.

    I would have my honky tonk country music or some rock music playing, or maybe some gangsta rap when I took a toke or to of weed to help get my frustrations out. Heck, I was younger then. 😁

    But, if I was to play pool now, I would prefer no music.

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Music While Playing Billiards

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  • Published: 1/30/2008 3:44:47 PM