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Music for the MCAT?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Vanguard23, May 10, 2007.

  1. Vanguard23

    Vanguard23 5+ Year Member

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    What is your choice of inspirational music to listen to while studying for or getting ready to take the MCAT?
    Eye of the Tiger is I think a great one
    Prelude to War(new Battlestar Galactica soundtrack) is a really nice military cadence one. 'Prepare for battle' type of music.
    The Battle(Gladiator) is in a similar vein to the above.
     
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  3. vicinihil

    vicinihil Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I personally enjoy the ambiance of people trying to talk over an espresso roaster humdruming away, spraying the fragrance of under-paid colombian farmers throughout the air.
     
  4. Vanguard23

    Vanguard23 5+ Year Member

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    You, sah, are a gentleman!
     
  5. trustforward

    trustforward 7+ Year Member

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    all through undergrad i would listen to house or techno, etc etc on my iPod while studying. it serves its purpose b/c there's generally little to no lyrics; just fast-paced amped up sound. it's always kept me chuggin and it beats silence or the annoyance of other people's voices (IMO).

    used to listen to debussey, chopin, bach, etc.. but i ended up losing fuel too quickly (i can'tassociate studying w/ music i use to calm my nerves... it's just not right!)

    i wish we could listen to music while we take the exam. it'd be far better than having not one but 2 sets of silencers raping your eardrums. :D
     
  6. ILPsychDoc

    ILPsychDoc 5+ Year Member

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    I am exactly the same way with Techno/electronic music!! And everyone thinks I'm weird...
     
  7. quiksilver87

    quiksilver87 10+ Year Member

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    I dont listen to music while studying because lyrics and tunes get stuck in my head...
     
  8. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

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    even with instrumental tracks? that's all I listen to--ambient/classical/miscellaneous instrumental pieces. It makes the study experience much more pleasant.
     
  9. vicinihil

    vicinihil Member Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    also, if you want to listen to music in languages you don't understand, that's kind of cool too since you can't really 'catch' on to the lyrics. I don't mean folk Turkish or Bosnian if that's what you're into...that's cool too. I mean like DDR music in japanese or asian pop or anything else that floats your boad.
     
  10. scotties123

    scotties123 GrandMacDaddy 10+ Year Member

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    LOL id kill myself and save the mcat the trouble
     
  11. Catatonic

    Catatonic 2+ Year Member

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    My Pancreas by Weird Al :D

    Informative and catchy at the same time! :laugh:
     
  12. killinsound

    killinsound Physician 10+ Year Member

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    i listen to instrumental bands like

    explosions in the sky, godspeed you black emperor, album leaf, sigur ros, etc. etc.
     
  13. jlamacc1

    jlamacc1 7+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    To wind up: 300 Soundtrack (esp. 'The Wolf')
    To wind down: Miles Davis Columbia Recordings or Phil Collins Big Band Hot Night in Paris
     

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