I never used music to study before, but this weekend I had to read a really really boring book (The Human Web: A Birds Eye View of World History) and I decided to listen to music. It really worked- quashing all of my 'GOD I HATE THIS BOOK' thoughts.
anyway- radiohead is now my new study music- how about you guys?
During my finals I was willing to do anything to help me to get good grades. So I listened to Mozart (LOL) as it heightens ones learning ability, etc.
I continued to listen to classical just when I studied (even when I wasn't studying for big tests, etc)...and I'd also listen to No Doubt, just to relax myself.
lol... I thought this was a topic about University or College music courses.
I can't listen to any music while I study. If it's crap, I'll turn it off. If it's good, then I won't be able to concentrate on my work!
Sir GH wrote: lol... I thought this was a topic about University or College music courses.
Hehehe,me too!Anyways,for me it really depends.if I'm studying calculus,I listen to something light,for instance Chopin.But,if I'm studying a course like Philosophy,I tend to listen to something like for example: Thin Lizzy.
The better the music, the worse it is for me to study while listening to it.
That's because whenever I hear I good song I try to concentrate only on listening and enjoying the song... rather than just studying.
So give me Ashlee Simpson anytime I have to study.
I love listening to music when I write, but it's mostly whatever Queen instrumentals I can find and some slower ballads. But I like Mr.Jingles79's idea about listening to crappy music. I would try that, if I could stand more than five minutes of it.
It's best to listen to the long, drawn out songs. Songs that are good, but that you don't have to really concentrate to take in all the goodness. For example:
Good song - "Kashmir"
Bad song - "Killer Queen"
Not even necessarily long and drawn out, but with a sort of "background" feel to it, as many classical numbers as you have mentioned (although they do tend to be long and drawn out).