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    Study music

    I just recently was informed of a study that said that listening to Mozart while studying improves test scores...for a limited amount of time. It got me to thinking about what kind of music I listen to while I study. Usually I study in silence, but I actually did listen to Mozart before the last test I took, while studying, and I felt a lot more confident walking out after I was done.

    Anyways, what kind of music do/did you guys listen to while studying? Any specific songs or artists?



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    Re: Study music

    tv on



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    Re: Study music

    Anything instrumental helps me think. Classical, jazz, or other. I actually really like Sigur Ros for "thinking" music.

    Mozart, Beethoven, certain Bach pieces, Sigur Ros, Godspeed! You Black Emperor...to name a few artists.


    This is some of my thinking music, so I'm sure it works for studying (?)



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    Re: Study music

    "at a medium pace" by adam sandler, on loop



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    Re: Study music

    The Fountain soundtrack. Telefon Tel Aviv if I want some ambient music. Some selections from Nine Inch Nail's Ghosts...or their Still album.



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    Re: Study music

    Talk Radio is the way to go for me.



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    Re: Study music

    Jazz music.


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    Re: Study music

    Drum Corps music... but then again, i was just a *bit* of a band nerd.



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    Re: Study music

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Drum Corps music... but then again, i was just a *bit* of a band nerd.
    It's okay Larson...me too.

    I listened to PR's 2008 Spartacus on loop during my Music Theory test last week...I got a 95%, so I must have done something right!


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    Re: Study music

    I love that show.

    On a related note... when we had the 007 thread on here a couple days ago, you can probably guess what i fired up..



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    Re: Study music

    I don't really enjoy classical music at all, although I appreciate the large amount of talent and skill at work there. The following albums, I've found to be great study albums

    "Astral Weeks" Van Morrison
    "Skin and Bones" the Foo Fighters
    "Tomorrow the Green Grass" the Jayhawks
    "A Ghost is Born" Wilco
    "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" Lucinda Williams
    "No Code" Pearl Jam
    "By the Way" Red Hot Chili Peppers
    "Easy Tiger" Ryan Adams


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    Re: Study music

    My junior year I had two CD's I had with me at all times (yes, there were no MP3 players then)

    Peal Jam-Ten
    Temple of the Dog- TotD

    I remember studying a lot to these two. But it also took me two years to find the library.......


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    Re: Study music

    Way back when I was in school, there was a classical station in Ames - not sure if there still is. That's what I'd listen to most of the time.

    Couldn't have a quiet room, had to have some sort of noise. But anything with lyrics I found distracting. Particularly if I knew/liked the song. I ended up following along with the lyrics and not paying attention to what I was reading.

    Anything instrumental worked - classical, jazz, rock, whatever.



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    Re: Study music

    Generally music without vocals is the easiest to "tune-out" so that I can mentally focus on doing something else. Classical and jazz are generally good for this reason. If I need to stay awake, techno will also fit the bill. I have also become a fan of the "trip-hop" and "jazz-fusion" genres on Pandora. Creating a Craig Armstrong station on Pandora also produces some good study music. The first Blue Man Group CD is also good to study to.


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