From the article: Music For Studying
Got a playlist you can't live without when it comes time to study? Share your studying music playlists, and get other people's favorite songs, too! Share Your Songs
- Like many of the other respondents, I can't listen to music with lyrics while I'm studying or writing, so I like to listen to Indian classical music. The rhythyms keep my mind from wandering!
- —Guest kalliesz
No Words Please - And Lots of Repetition
- While studying I need music that won't distract so I try to stay away from anything with lyrics that will make me want to pay attention. I like listening to minimalist music such as Steve Reich or Phillip Glass because there's a steady repetition that gets me humming and puts me in the zone. Bach is good for this as well, or zoned out trip-hop will do the trick. Main thing, lots of repetitive ostinato or drone like effects.
- Here's the motivating music compilation we put together for our LSAT students! http://bit.ly/jwJKIQ
No words preferred
- Right now I'm into very Zen-like music -- stations like Smooth Riviera via iTunes -- that provides soothing background music but no lyrics that will inevitably make their way into my brain ;)
- I love listening to the Broadway channel on Accuradio while I am studying (or more likely -- while I am grading papers)
- —Guest Wade
My Study Playlist
- What I listen to really depends on what I'm studying. Anything really mathematically intense, for example, requires absolute silence. No tv, no radio, just a quiet room. For any other subject, I just put on one of my personal playlists. Today, I've got Laura Marling, Arcade Fire, Bat for Lashes and Okkervil River playing in the background.
- —Guest Kendra
- Here's some good stuff: Sting: Fields of Gold --- Plain White T's: Hey There Delilah --- Jack Johnson: 10 years --- Nickelback: Rockstar --- Jack Johnson ---Sitting, waiting Wishing. Lots more!
- —Guest p. anders
Music for the brain
- I listen to a very eclectic range of music in the car, everything from Reggae to world music, but for study I stick to classics. I especially like the unaccompanied Bach Sonatas for Cello (Yo Yo Ma) and the Bach Partita (Hilary Hahn.) Bach is like brain food.
What I listen to while studying
- I listen to something neutral that doesn't make me want to sing along. Classical, Jazz, Soundscapes, anything like that is good background noise. For me, that subtle background noise forces me to "block it out" and thus allows me to focus more on what I am studying.
- —Guest Selina