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Music for the MCAT?

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

  1. Vanguard23

    Vanguard23 5+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    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

    Aug 12, 2004
    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

    Sep 5, 2006
    You, sah, are a gentleman!
  5. trustforward

    trustforward 7+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    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

    Sep 5, 2006
    I am exactly the same way with Techno/electronic music!! And everyone thinks I'm weird...
  7. quiksilver87

    quiksilver87 10+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    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

    Nov 13, 2006
    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

    Aug 12, 2004
    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

    Apr 29, 2007
    LOL id kill myself and save the mcat the trouble
  11. Catatonic

    Catatonic 2+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    My Pancreas by Weird Al :D

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

    killinsound Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    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

    Apr 5, 2007
    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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