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Music to Study By

So what do you Play when you sit down to study, or do you listen to music at all?

I tend to play orchestral music, particularily Soundtrack music from some of my favorite movies like Glory, Last of the Mohicans, Lord of the Rings, Rudy etc. In addition, I like House/Trance music too. Essentially I don't like music with a lot of words in it as it distracts me but the wordless music seems to help me study.

Also, I like to make a compilation CD of random sonds for each certification I begin and then listen to it repeatedly. Seems the repeated pattern helps me retain the material. :)

*Currently listening to Paul Oakenfold while studying 70-270*
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    UIstvanUIstvan Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I listen to music while studying here and there but it distracts me some. Usually, I'll listen to a couple of songs to wake me up kinda and then I'm fine for a while lol.
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    royalroyal Member Posts: 3,352 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'll listen to hard rock when I study. I have to listen to music to concentrate fully. But when I'm doing any type of scripting, I can't listen to music.
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    rfult001rfult001 Member Posts: 407
    Depends on the mood: sometimes classical, punk, goth, electronic, Norwegian black metal, most recently it has been Opeth though.
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    ClaymooreClaymoore Member Posts: 1,637
    genXrcist, I have almost the same taste in study music as you. I listen to movie soundtracks almost exclusively when I study so there are no lyrics to really distract me.

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    NobylspoonNobylspoon Member Posts: 620 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I usually listen to The Beatles while I study.
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    jbaellojbaello Member Posts: 1,191 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I retain knowledge better without listening to a music, my GF who is a PHD suma cum laude Psy D. said I have ADD...

    I usually have issue focusing in the 1st 5 - 10 minutes but then I get so focused, weird...
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    GT-RobGT-Rob Member Posts: 1,090
    I do when I am reading or doing a lab. Complete silence bothers me.


    Digitally Imported | Electronic Dance Music - Turn up the volume gets me through
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    mamonomamono Member Posts: 776 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Music that does not have lyrics that I understand or Techno/Trance work well for me when I'm at the library or in a cafe. But, I prefer to just have the noise canceling headphone on and complete silence when I'm at home.
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    nielpeelnielpeel Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I hadn't thought about listening to music while I study, but now I think I will try it! Something without lyrics will be better for me, I think, so I'll put on some trance or techno and see what gives.

    Of course this won't be possible if I'm watching a CBTnuggets video, but when I'm wading through a book or practising in my lab then it should surely break the monotony! I'll let you guys know how I get on....
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    Knives OutKnives Out Member Posts: 91 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ladytron! And some good ol' 90s alt rock
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    brandon1109brandon1109 Member Posts: 34 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Frank Sinatra for me....icon_cool.gif
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    HolyWarsHolyWars Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Megadeth or David Bowie.....depends on the mood.
    Bowie atm;)
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    elvantelvant Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
    recommend solopianoradio.com
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    mgeorgemgeorge Member Posts: 774 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Classical is the best it seems for me. If its anything other then classical or straight instrumental, I find that my attention span lasting maybe 8 seconds before I start beating on my desk and humming with the tunes.
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    Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    HolyWars wrote: »
    Megadeth or David Bowie.....depends on the mood.
    Bowie atm;)

    Yeah, Megadeth is a great choice! Seriously though, I need complete silence to study.
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    nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I didnt realise trance/dance music was popular across the pond. I thought it was mainly folk over this way who listened to it.

    I dont listen to any music at all. I am interested to try it though
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    NetAdmin2436NetAdmin2436 Member Posts: 1,076
    nel wrote: »
    I didnt realise trance/dance music was popular across the pond. I thought it was mainly folk over this way who listened to it.

    Oh yeah, I love me some techno. Paul Oakenfold for example, is very popular over here in the states. His music is even on some car commercials (Saab). While this isn't the actual commercial, it's pretty insane sort of remix video.
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    kadshahkadshah Member Posts: 388 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Bach but complete silence has been music to my ears lately.
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    HolyWarsHolyWars Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yeah, Megadeth is a great choice! Seriously though, I need complete silence to study.

    Fuckn A! ;)
    If I am at studying without music, the slightest thing or noise will get my attention and then I loose consentration.....Thank **** the exams have no noise........besides the damn clicking of the mouse of the person in the next booth!!! :D
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    snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Oddly enough, I listen to Johnny Cash when studying. Keeps me calm I suppose.
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    fogesfoges Member Posts: 1 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Baroque Music. Or Steve Reich's Music For 18 Musicians.
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    TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    No music. Can't study with distractions.
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    hollow666hollow666 Member Posts: 50 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Future sound of london... something relaxing like lifeforms..... and anything else without lyrics because I find them distracting
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    wedge1988wedge1988 Member Posts: 434 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I either listen to game music, film music or something like joe satriani, steve vai, eric johnson, tony macalpine etc. or 80s stuff xD

    its all good/.
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    Miikey87Miikey87 Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I usually have a movie going on my other monitor or a tv show that I zone out to in between study sections, ususally my all time favourite That 70s show.

    Otherwise it will be podcasts
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    cbigbrickcbigbrick Member Posts: 284
    nel wrote: »
    I didnt realise trance/dance music was popular across the pond. I thought it was mainly folk over this way who listened to it.

    I dont listen to any music at all. I am interested to try it though

    While I don't listen to music while I study, I do enjoy trance/dance music alot. Mind sharing a list of artists??
    And in conclusion your point was.....???

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    draineydrainey Member Posts: 261
    Late nights or when otherwise tired it's Metallica/Iron Maiden or something similar.


    Otherwise, I find the blues relaxing, I can basically tune it out but it provides a white noise shield that keeps me from getting distracted. Satriani sounds like a good choice I might try that.

    Have also done Yanni which works pretty well also.
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