Abulcasis

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I know this might be a little out there but music really helps me become focused while I'm studying. I get a lot done but lately I've been lacking good music. Generally, I listen to songs that aren't too upbeat or dance crazy but those that are slow and have good rythym and beat. A lot of the songs are Korean too (I like foreign songs)

What songs do you listen to or suggest? :)
 

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I absolutely can't study to anything with lyrics, it just completely messes with my train of thought. So, it's almost exclusively instrumental music, but choral music is great - I LOVE Mozart's Requiem, since it really gets me in the kind of impending doom mood that I need to kick start my mindset into studying.
 

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Rock/Metal/Hardcore (lol). Hardcore pre-med study attitude right? : |
 
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Lyrics mess me up too, so I listen to foreign music like Japanese stuff that I do not understand. I also like whenever songs use synthesizers. Also, Daft Punk is great. I can get a solid hour of studying done w/their Discovery album which runs about 1 hour.
 

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i listen to some good trance while studying...no lyrics, the tunes are amazing, and they are very upbeat... been doing that for a few years now...
 

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I listen to nothing. No sounds for me. I have a big sign on the door to the office that says, "Make a noise, you're a ****ing dead man."

That is fully enforced
 

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I study and get much more work done when I have music playing in the background...silence distracts me too much, as funny as that sounds. I have Rhapsody on my laptop and it's awesome. Depending on my mood I can get pretty much any song or genre that I want... I highly recommend it. It's worth the subscription price for as much as I use it.
 

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Same here, I can't study to anything with lyrics (especially if I know the song). Instrumental music is the way to go.

1. George Winston (contemporary piano/guitar = amazing performer)
2. Enigma (most of their songs have a few lyrics here and there, but it's fantastically mystical and earthly)
3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor (very few lyrics, very moving compositions)
 

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I mostly listen to pretty chill music while studying. Lots of reggae- any of the Marleys, Barrington Levy, Burning Spear, Peter Tosh, Eek-a-Mouse, etc.

Also, I study to Galactic, Air, Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter, Medeski Martin & Wood, and The Meters.
 

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That's why I listen to Korean music because if I listened to English songs, it would just me mess up too.

It helps if you can't understand.
 
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American, F*** Yeah from the Team American soundtrack.

Also, MC Chris.
 

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There's a station on itunes radio, in the electronica section, called "Philosomatika." Everyone should try studying to house/techno (not eurotrash, but fast, rhythmic beats)... I credit the music for my MCAT score.
 

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There's a station on itunes radio, in the electronica section, called "Philosomatika." Everyone should try studying to house/techno (not eurotrash, but fast, rhythmic beats)... I credit the music for my MCAT score.
I will try that out, definitely.

Gotta love Apple though. Presently, I have a straight crush on Steve Jobs.
 

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Mostly post-rock (GY!BE and Explosions as mentioned, plus A Silver Mt. Zion, This Will Destroy You, Do Make Say Think, Clogs, Set Fire to Flames, Esmerine, Annoice etc)

Also, some electronic (Four Tet, The Field, Apparat)
 

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Yes, the MCAT will.

But doesn't any type of rock become distracting while studying?
trust me, that stuff is very likely to motivate you. post-rock is more like classical music with rock instrumentation.

sometimes i used to listen to the theme from "last of the mohicans" before practice tests.
 

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I remember reading an interview with the founders of one of the top internet website - I think it was the guy that created amazon.com

anyways, he said that when he is doing intensive brainstorming and such he listens to classical, japenese ska, movie scores/soundtracks, and german rock. Basically any music that isn't in english or is an instrumental. This apparently helps stimulate brain activity and because your brain doesn't understand the language it beocmes background music. This is true for me cause if I'm listening to music while I study it's usually cosmic gate or rammstein.
 

Abulcasis

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I remember reading an interview with the founders of one of the top internet website - I think it was the guy that created amazon.com

anyways, he said that when he is doing intensive brainstorming and such he listens to classical, japenese ska, movie scores/soundtracks, and german rock. Basically any music that isn't in english or is an instrumental. This apparently helps stimulate brain activity and because your brain doesn't understand the language it beocmes background music. This is true for me cause if I'm listening to music while I study it's usually cosmic gate or rammstein.
I guess that does make sense. I can't understand Korean or foreign music, so it's much better to study under that.
 

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I like any kind of noise while studying or working. Lyrics don't bug me. Interestingly, I'm currently listening to the song where my signature came from.
 

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Can anyone recommend some decent classical music to study to? Something relaxing, but with a little energy to keep me awake?
 

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I like Owl City / The Postal Service sometimes.

Soundtracks sometimes as well (LOTR, Harry Potter, and the like).

Classical on a whim sometimes.

I like pop music, but it's hard to listen to and study. sometimes I listen to albums the first time while studying, before I know the words. My most recent ones were Paramore and A Rocket To The Moon
 

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Can anyone recommend some decent classical music to study to? Something relaxing, but with a little energy to keep me awake?
Mahler's 5th, most Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel... relaxing yet can provide some energy and very interesting classical music without getting downright weird a la Penderecki.
 
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I agree Instrumental music is best. I really like Jon Schmidt. Currently, this fuels my intellect as I burn the midnight oil. Its Love story mixed with viva la vida, no words just a piano, a cello and pure brilliance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXtVBJDPs6k
 

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i listen to some good trance while studying...no lyrics, the tunes are amazing, and they are very upbeat... been doing that for a few years now...
:thumbup: Which artists?
 
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Yeah, anything with lyrics is just too distracting to me...like others have said, I don't mind some classical music in the background.
 

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Pandora --> Industrial
 

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Study mode is pandora station with, jack johnson, john mayer and dave matthew's, 5 min before test def all that remains atreyu or bullet to get me pumped for the test haha
 
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