Music while studying

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espressocream
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Music while studying

Postby espressocream » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:12 am

I study for everything with music; I've been hesitant with LSAT prep, but it calms me down. I'm looking for more music that generally doesn't have words, but isn't too intense.

I've been sticking to:
Bloody Beetroots
Daft Punk
Pantyraid
Don Rimini (Rave On adds a little confidence)

But that's pretty much it, and there's really only so many times you can figure out which class Holly belongs with while listening to "Around the World".

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby almightypush » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:30 am

Burial - Untrue
Jonsi and Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
Justice - Cross
Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
Ratatat - Classics
Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun

Enjoy that 180.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby dr123 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:32 am

Brian Eno - Ambient 1 / Music for Airports

on repeat

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Re: Music while studying

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:50 am

Good topic, I need suggestions too. Daft punk can be a little too much for me for studying but Deadmau5 realllly does the trick. Also gotan project really works for me, and radiohead too.

+1 to ratatat and sigur ròs

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Re: Music while studying

Postby McLusky » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:54 am

My two go to albums are Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins and Souvlaki by Slowdive, and Nowhere by Ride. Shoegaze works wonders for me.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby Dale Cooper » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:17 am

Listen to nothing but The Fall from here 'til test day.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:51 am

Nothing. Oh sweet, sweet nothingness. Nothing like nothing to remind you of being a being and being in a constant state of being a thing that no thing cares a single thing about.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby tehrocstar » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:02 am

TaQ-Bounce Connected

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Re: Music while studying

Postby coldshoulder » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby kopper » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:21 pm

coldshoulder wrote:Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.


Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, is excellent b/c it is mellow but not too mellow. Coltrane is also good but some his later stuff as with Davis can get wild. I would also point you to the classical side because the tempo is good and predictable so works good as a background, is quality music and makes you feel good. I would recommend anything Maurice Andre if you like trumpet but there are plenty of others. Good luck in your studies.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby minnbills » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:27 pm

You're not going to have music on test day.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:03 pm

minnbills wrote:You're not going to have music on test day.

Quite aware, but 1. We will be studying a LOT for months, so why make it unpleasant? If you are always bored or dread study time, that's not going to help. 2. I don't listen to music during PTs 3. I don't have issues with concentration in super quiet environments so I'm not too worried about replicating that so I can adjust to it.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby minnbills » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:23 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
minnbills wrote:You're not going to have music on test day.

Quite aware, but 1. We will be studying a LOT for months, so why make it unpleasant? If you are always bored or dread study time, that's not going to help. 2. I don't listen to music during PTs 3. I don't have issues with concentration in super quiet environments so I'm not too worried about replicating that so I can adjust to it.


I hear you. I've never been one to listen to music while I study though.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby 99.9luft » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:27 pm

i don't think this thread is tiger-mom approved.

off to listen to the sound of silence (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hUy9ePyo6Q)

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Re: Music while studying

Postby joemkirch » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:34 pm

Listen to Explosions in the Sky, good instrumental band

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Re: Music while studying

Postby espressocream » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:15 pm

minnbills wrote:You're not going to have music on test day.


Very well aware of that, but if I study for something calmly with music - I retain a lot more than just sitting in the library quietly rereading everything.

caffeine + music + studying = conceptual party :P
in my brain at least

I visualize things way better with music and with a lot more energy.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby fastforward » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:22 pm

Just be sure not to listen to music during PTs. Replicating actual test conditions during PTs is vitally important.

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Re: Music while studying

Postby coldshoulder » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:40 pm

joemkirch wrote:Listen to Explosions in the Sky, good instrumental band

+1




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