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  1. PreMedPrincess

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    what do you guys listen to while studying?

    something soothing that will help you concentrate?

    or do you not listen to music at all?
     
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    I find music distracting so i study w/o any..
     
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    I like studying with music, but only if it's the kind that doesn't have the kind of vocals that makes me want to sing along, etc. Personally, I like more mellow music, where I can focus on my work and not the music itself. One artist I really enjoyed listening to while studying is a guitarist by the name of Pat Metheny.
     
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    I'm currently using the "Little Miss Sunshine" soundtrack. Most of the songs are instrumental, which I prefer for studying. The music is light, but has an upbeat tempo so as to not put me to sleep. Most of the songs are by Devotchka...whom I am really getting into.....:D
     
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    Little Miss Sunshine huh?

    cool

    any others?
     
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    yay, devotchka!

    :thumbup:
     
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    qft
     
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    "kind of blue" for studying.
     
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    Love Miles... :thumbup:
     
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    As strange as this sounds, I always have music in my head anyway, so without listening to music, it's sometimes hard for me to do work. I know that sounds kind of crazy, but most everyone always has some kind of music playing in their head. In my case, that tends to be aggrevated by the fact that I'm a cellist, and it's pretty to hard to study when I have a symphony playing in my head.

    That said, classical can be really great to study to. Particularly Mozart and similiar composers because their works, while incredibly complex, aren't as difficult to listen to as some later composers (think Mahler). It also helps when I listen to songs that I already know and listen to compulsively. It doesn't distract me to sing along with a song that I don't have to think about singing along with, although I think it distracts my roommate...

    Folkish stuff is great too because it tends to be more mellow. My roommate listens to (not to offend anyone) teenangst emo and I think its why her grades suck. :D
     
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    Trance music or music in different languages.

    As a classical pianist/former orchestra member, I get too caught up with classical music and it's distracting.
     
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    death metal, preferrably with satanic lyrics. really gets the study-juices pumping. :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns: :horns:
     
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    It depends on my mood. It can go from nothing to just instrumental to pop to soft-rock...you get the point.
     
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    Coltrane...literally anything, well, except maybe Giant Steps, that can be sort of distracting (becaue its so darn amazing!)
     
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    ditto that. i'm a cellist/former orchestra member myself. i need monotonous, driving, minimalist trance or techno to get me through writing a paper or going over notes. ideally, though, if i'm just reading, and it's dense material...no music at all.
     
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    go to itunes radio, go to classical, go to whisperings (near the bottom), it is piano 24/7

    i cannot study without it

    (like many people i cannot due music with words, far too distracting)
     
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    Some bands/artists I study to: Jose Gonzalez, John Frusciante, Zero 7, Thievery Corporation, Alexei Murdoch, Four tet, Manitoba, Caribou, and last, but first Sufjan Stevens.

    All very mellow. Let me know what you think.
     
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    anything mellow or with steady beats - belle and sebastian, arcade fire, bebel gilberto, death cab for cutie, even daft punk.
     
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    I listen to a lot of ambient and mellow electronica. I don't listen to any music with lyrics while I'm studying as I find it distracting. I have a vast collection of ambient music so If you guys would like some suggestions feel free to ask.

    If you're using windows, do this to get a great hidden ambient track in windows XP:

    1. Go to my computer, click on windows, then C drive, then system32 folder.
    2. Open OOBE folder, then click on images folder.
    3. Look for an audio file called: title.wma
    4. Play and enjoy.

    I love that track, and it'll give you a taste for what ambient music is.
     
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    and radiohead's "kid A"
     
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    yeah, solid.
     
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    "I love it when you call me big poppa"

    "Throw ya hands in the air if you a true player"

    "You got a gun up in your waist, please don't shoot up the place."

    "Why?"

    "'Cause I see some ladies tonight that should be havin my baby, baby"
     
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    YES
     
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    that would cause me to kill someone...
     
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    Love Gonzalez, including the Zero 7 stuff with him on it.

    ...though Sufjan Stevens is overrated...how do you write a song about Flint, without the lyrics "Bitch I'll cut you!"?
     
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    damn, that's some good study music. what are some good albums/songs that fall under this genre?

    what i typically listen to when i study is pop music that's not in english
     
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    agree with above posters on music without strong vocals--distracting.

    manu chao, andean music
     
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    Coldplay, and the Fray seem to work well for me, along with instrumental type stuff.
     
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    hey inside_edition, I'm glad you like it. There's a great album by Ambient Generation called Icebreaker. Its on itunes, and is one of the best albums out there. You can actually get a bunch of the songs of the album for free, go here:
    http://music.download.com/ambientgeneration/3600-8362_32-100254444.html?tag=MDL_listing_song_artist

    Enigma is another great band, its a mix of ambient, electronica and other genres and is very cool. All their albums are good.

    If you want to listen to some great and free electronica take a look at the albums general fuzz has on his site:

    http://www.generalfuzz.net/tunes.php


    These should get you started.
     
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    :horns:

    Master of Puppets is my fave.
     
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    tiesto, oakenfold, gabriel and dresden, panic at the disco!, fray, evanesence, the killers, red hot chili peppers, and john legend.

    music + coffee... studyin all night long.
     
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    Oh, see, that's cause you haven't heard their good $hit...like that one song, "Bitch, I'll cut you"


    Glad to see someone else knows gonzalez... just discovered him a few months ago. If he had breasts, I'd marry him.
     
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    I have the best study music line up

    Pirates of the Caribbean (1 and 2) soundtrack
    Lord of the Rings (all of them) soundtrack
    Final Fantasy X soundtrack
    Final Fantasy X piano pieces
    Final Fantasy IX soundtrack
    Final Fantasy IX piano pieces

    That's like 20 hours of solid music experience. The last four are video game soundtracks and are probably too nerdy for you to recognize. However, PotC and LotR soundtracks should do it for you.
     
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    Final Fantasy X! I loved the music from that game - I want that cd. Hey green pirate, interested in trading some cd's online?:cool:
     
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    Man, those Ambient Generation songs you posted are GOOOD!! I'm in love..lol. I usually listen to classical (Bond) and Enya but I really like this stuff. I wasn't too big on electronica before but that has officially changed as of tonight. I will definitely be "obtaining" those tracks..hehe :) Although I am having trouble importing that Windows welcome music into my itunes. Thanks for the links!
     
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    yeah sure thing. I think it would be a crime not to share music this good--the soundtrack is absolutely amazing.
     
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    in general I don't like much of the music on grey's anatomy, but I like "new day" from kate havnevik if you google her name I think you'll find a myspace that has it on there.
     
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    no problem cagedbird, if you need any help importing that song into itunes I'd be glad to help you. You should be able to just click import and itunes should convert it to whatever format you had selected in the preference menu. If this doesn't work (then its because it's locked by windows DRM protection) then you have to burn the song to a cd as you would a regular audio cd (you windows media player) and then rip the song again back to your pc into mp3 -then import to itunes - problem solved. Use a cd-rw if you have any so you can save a disc ;)
     
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    Hey good thread. I listen to music pretty much all because of where I work and that my ipod is pretty much always on (car, home, etc.). Even if music isn't playing, I always seem to have a song in my head but as for studying, I don't discriminate. It could be Avril or Alicia Keys, the Fray, Rob Thomas, or some of that Big Poppa:) Complete silence makes me crazy so I always need background noise and music seems to work well.
     
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    I run on pure adrenaline, and sometimes caffeine (although I'd rather just do it naturally). So yea, no music, unless I'm reviewing a bunch of lectures in a row. I try to listen to something light (to squeeze out the last drop of my attention span) or something fast (to wake me up, get adrenaline going).

    What's soothing that helps me concentrate? Knowing that in X amount of time, the test I'm studying for will be over...

    Example: In 59 hours, this Biochem exam will be behind me. :love:
     
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    Meant that in more of a, i can't concentrate when there's music on, i'm distracted easily and to stay on task i prefer the quiet, kind of way...
     
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    I think he was agreeing with you since qft = quoted for truth. of course, in your post you may be agreeing with his agreement, in which I must agree that my post convincing you of his agreeing was quite unnecessary, as it were.
     
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    Depends on the mood.

    Many times, I don't need it.
    If I'm more tired ambient techno.
    If I don't feel like sitting still to study classical, especially Bach!



     
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    Depends on the mood.

    Many times, I don't need it.
    If I'm more tired-ambient techno.
    If I don't feel like sitting still to study-classical, especially Bach!



     
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