What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

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What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby LSAT_Padawan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:03 pm

I only listen to music to drown out the chattering at a busy Starbucks or B&N's. On my ipod I have "Your Hands Are Cold" by Dario Marianelli on repeat. I find it soothing and other than complete quietness, helps me concentrate on my studies. In case you guys don't recognize the obscurity of the song, it's from the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack.

Anyone have any other suggestions? :)

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:06 pm

28 Weeks Later theme song

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby theavrock » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:12 pm

Anything by Explosions in the Sky or This Will Destroy You are pretty great instrumental offerings.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby LSAT_Padawan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:15 pm

I thought you were being facetious Aber"zombie" but then I looked it up on youtube...yeah, kinda has a soothing instrumental beat to it, though eerie vibe to it ('cause I seen the movie).

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby LSAT_Padawan » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:20 pm

theavrock,

"This Will Destroy You" sounds like a theme song from the movie "Sunshine" by John Murphy called, "On the Surface of the Sun." That's a great song too!

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby shoop » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:31 pm

Does the obnoxious, repetitive loop that plays in Fifa 2010 (which my boyfriend hunkers down with every evening while I study) count?

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Postby Kretzy » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:36 pm

shoop wrote:Does the obnoxious, repetitive loop that plays in Fifa 2010 (which my boyfriend hunkers down with every evening while I study) count?


IIRC, that's Blur's "Song 2," at least the first 30 seconds or so of it.

"Giant Steps" by Coltrane or anything from Chris Thile's "Deceiver" album were very helpful for both writing thesis and studying for the LSAT.

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Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:37 pm

I don't know about study music as I was constantly studying around the tv and whining sleepy kids...

But I did sit in the car for 15 minutes listening to music before walking into the testing center. I used to go through the same routine before every race and I think it helped to calm my nerves and get me into game shape. It probably would help you clear your mind and help with focus. I have a whole playlist of techno/rap music that ends with Sandstorm. I think it helped a lot.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby holborn » Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:51 pm

lord of the rings or pirates of the caribbean soundtrack.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby LSAT_Padawan » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:44 pm

I also recommend the following: Full Sail and Beautiful by Ryan Farish

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby webbylu87 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:45 pm

Godspeed You Black Emperor does it for me just fine. Also, some Maurice Ravel.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby los blancos » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:48 pm

theavrock wrote:Anything by Explosions in the Sky


TITCR


I'm also a fan of the Cinderella Man soundtrack and when I feel bored, I listen to the Bourne series soundtracks.
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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby kevin261186 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:49 pm

I agree with Explosions in the Sky. They are amazing for this purpose. Especially thh album 'the earth is not a cold, dead place'. 65daysofstatic is pretty good too.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby ccs224 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:50 pm

I've always favored Sigur Ros while writing and studying. The lack of intelligible lyrics makes for a non-distracting but still motivating background.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby Bobby Dazzler » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:51 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
theavrock wrote:Anything by Explosions in the Sky or This Will Destroy You are pretty great instrumental offerings.

I clicked on this thread just to post Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand in Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIK5FaC38w

Edit: Looks like a lot of fans in here... Also Sigur Ros is a CR

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby kevin261186 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:53 pm

I run to your hand in mine. It's the best. Friday Night Lights FTW

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby los blancos » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:59 pm

kevin261186 wrote:I run to your hand in mine. It's the best. Friday Night Lights FTW


Definitely my favorite EITS song, though 'Remember Me as a Time of Day' and 'With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, and Tired Souls, We Slept" are up there. I don't know if you were talking about FNL the TV series or the movie (I love them both, the movie is my favorite of all time), but the FNL movie soundtrack is actually one of EITS' best albums IMO.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby kevin261186 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:02 pm

yeah i was talking bout the movie. i literally feel energized when running and that song comes on my mp3 player, so inspirational.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby dakatz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:02 pm

"Fu**in' in the Bushes" by Oasis. Been addicted to that song ever since I saw the movie Snatch.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby annapavlova » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Four Season
Greensleeves
Generally common and melodramatic minstrel music

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby Shrimps » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 pm

I couldn't possibly think of anything more distracting than music. I'd rather have two people have noisy sex to my right and a drunken midget belching and banging two frying pans together to my left than having to listen to music while studying.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby nealric » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:14 pm

I'm a bit of a classical buff, so I have a huge collection.


Currently on the rotation:

Bach's Well Tempered Clavier
Shostakovich's Piano Concertos
Chopin's Etudes

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby skip james » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:17 pm

john fahey

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby nsideirish » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:47 pm

Another one for Explosions in the Sky. Absolutely incredible music. I usually listen to "The Earth is not a Cold, Dead Place" and "All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone" before taking an exam, participating in a sporting event, giving a presentation, etc. It calms my nerves and puts me in a great state of mind.
Favorite Songs:
Your Hand in Mine
Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean
Coma
So Long, Lonesome
Welcome, Ghosts
Have You Passed Through This Night?
With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept

Just an AMAZING band.
Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Sigur Ros are top notch as well.

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Re: What instrumental song do you listen to while studying?

Postby raskolnikov32 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:51 pm

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