Poker and Jazz Game
That’s why the sensual game of poker and jazz – in this case – make an attractive duo. This genre, associated worldwide with great performers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Doris Day, Paul Anka, Bing Crosby and many other singers whose voice resounded, resounded and resounded at the tables of the casinos and, especially, in the brain of the players.
Active or passive, these entertainment sites allude to the sixties style, the cabaret glamor, the relaxed atmosphere and the rhythmic beat of the saxophone, the piano, the trumpet or any other wind, string or percussion instrument with which a compass arises of jazz, to attract more fans; and this has undoubtedly yielded a positive result. Times change, melodies undergo metamorphosis and poker grows, spreads. It started as fun in the United States and its popularity had no borders. It is played in Europe and in Latin America, tournaments and world series were created. The rise of poker is as important as tennis, golf, cycling, discreet sports that are not for all spectators.
With this category of global exposure, the culture of poker and music, the latter as a complement to the first, receives attention for more than banal reasons. There is a whole strategy behind the melody, and why some players prefer to use headphones while competing is part of the custom that has been built around this game.
Jazz Game Style and Theme
The habit is so common that research has been done around this. All pointing to a single target: sensory perception. Jazz being a happy, light music style, with cusps and sheets, it is normal to react to its stimuli as a reward. In that sense, for poker players, the concentration on receiving a hand of cards will be greater if the pattern or musical sensations they perceive are pleasant. In other words, this is a good projector, and after this need to feel the motivation, there are the serious voices, to awaken the alert, the competition, the fierceness and the game strategy in the mind, because is not the nucleus of poker the brain agility?
When a player goes through a rough patch, jazz can be the remedy for anguish, the catalyst for feelings opposed to despair – calm serenity and patience. In that sense, it can be the driver of positive experiences for those who get nuts in their hand, or in their variants, a nut-flush (for better color), or a nut-straight (for stairs). The science of this musical art in poker contradicts what many die-hards have tried to maintain for decades: that they can concentrate with heavy metal or deafening and distracting bars. The main detractor of this lie is, of course, the brain.
The central organ is constantly stimulated and stimulated, and jazz music activates the Alpha brain waves, linked in turn with a state of relaxation, concentration, and learning. Retention, memory, and impassivity are other side effects of this musical style. And the impasse, although it sounds contradictory, is the mask under which a player who knows himself the winner in poker must hide. Once there is only that certainty, self-discipline forces them not to make an obvious move, a telltale gesture until they show what they kept all the time and the natural reaction is the exclamation.
Like a melody, which rises and falls rhythmically, the climax for the player is to jump out of his seat and shout, praise, glorify and thank in the midst of joy. The reaction, contrary to exaggeration, is verbiage of everything that they were reserving for their brain: the tactics, the movements, the hands that went and came until they were given the triumph.
Scenes of Poker
Behind the scenes, poker-faced the melodies that the player heard, when the outburst of joy occurs, the glories and alleluia remind fans of the “Anthem of the Battle of the Republic” by Julia Ward Howe, which he wrote in 1961 and which was publicly shared in 1862. It is curious how this theme, which is an ode to the nation in the United States, comes up in an ordinary and common poker game.
That’s where music is interwoven with poker and most of the activities people do. The bars, in addition to activating the brain, unite cultures, races, regions, and communities. The transcendence of culture through music, be used as a metaphor to explain the different levels of excitement of a poker player, to explain emotions, history, civilization; It is the way to see music in poker and in the world. Or see the world through music.
Of styles and genres, therefore, simply speaking about jazz can be limiting for human experiences, tastes, and issues. Just as there is a song for every moment, there is also every moment for a song. Either because it activates the brain, inspires, collects memories and memories, music is collective culture.
History has also created other human pleasures, banaler, but that undoubtedly are part of this cult that makes up humanity: among those, of course, poker. Now, when they are mixed, and they keep mixing, music and poker give brilliantly iconic results. Examples of this, topics such as The Gambler by Kenny Rogers, Poker Face by Lady Gaga, Losing Hands by Ray Charles, Ace of Spades by Motorhead, Deal by Grateful Dead, No Cheap Thrill by Suzanne Vega and The Stranger Song by Leonard Cohen.
The previous themes, despite being of different genres, are worth mentioning because they immortalized poker. In addition, they are groups and artists from all over the world telling that there is something in the world called poker, but that for a while it has ceased to be an exclusively American custom.
Hence the themes: Lonesome Loser from the Australian band Little River Band, or “She’s got the Jack”, from AC / DC -also Australians-. References to this game make history, and they make it through music. You just need to pay attention. Of course, every player in poker is free to decide which melody he wants to hear, which cusp he wants to reach and which compass is capable of generating the confidence necessary to advance in the plays, maintain resilience in defeats and finally, win the victory.
Music was, is and will be the most brazen and direct way to capture emotions. Be playing at the California Hustler, the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the Venetian Macau in China, the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco, the Sun City Resort in South Africa, the Baden in Germany, the Casino di Venecia in Italy or a poker game at home, with friends or colleagues, a poker player will experience the melodies in the plays, always present and as a reflector of their deepest feelings, while holding the five cards with the masterstroke.