“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen
Greater personalities have spoken about music and the emotions it brings to life. If not a renowned physicist, Einstein would have been a musician, so he had said!
The great philosopher Plato said music gives soul to the universe and Jane Austen once confessed that her life would be a blank without music!
It is the words of these and endless others that makes one realise the true power and potential of music. Music is the melody of the soul and what is life without one?
So, what if we brought music to our lives in ways beyond leisure?
Here is a list of the best music to play while you’re studying.
When it comes to concentration, it has been proven that having classical music playing in the background as you study helps you focus better. The ‘Mozart Effect’ is a study which proved that listening to Mozart caused a temporary ‘enhancement of spatial temporal reasoning performance. In simpler terms, the ability to think of more long-term solutions to logical problems.
Even Einstein was a fan of Mozart. Is that proof enough?
The tunes of Bach and Beethoven along with Mozart will definitely put you in your zone and increase concentration. If you’re newly starting out, let the music play at a low volume so that it does not become a distraction or feel overwhelming.
Do you have a lot of reading to catch up on? Do you have last minute assignments to finish before dawn? When reading or writing, the last thing you want is more words in your head. Lyrics aka words in a song can sometimes distract the mind and make it focus on the song than the material in front of you.
The best music for reading and writing is songs without lyrics. You may look for lyricless music and find an abundance of playlists. Pick your favorite and get studying!
You don’t have to force yourself to pretend to be enjoying classical music. It may not be everyone’s thing. If you’re someone who prefers drums and guitars then instrumental rock is your go-to. The instrumental nature of this music is best for studying and concentration without the pianos and classical elements.
Older rock and roll and the deeper bass will definitely leave you feeling more focused and alert.
Have you ever studied in an open garden, underneath a big ol’ banyan tree with birds chirping around you and a stream flowing in the distance?
No? Does the thought of this imaginary study-area make you want to spend hours studying?
Worry no more!
The sounds of nature like a fire crackling away, birds chirping and rain thundering definitely make the list of best music for studying. And you don’t have to be in or around a forest to experience nature. Get yourself a playlist of the sound of nature you like the most and see your mindset become more positive as you study.
Our recommendations for beginners are:
- The sound of waterfalls
- Thunder and rain
- Chirping birds
- The sounds of a beach or seashore
You don’t have to force yourself into anything. Try and find your natural calling towards a particular type of music but don’t forget to experiment. Who knows? You may be following in Einstein’s footsteps and be on your way to change the world with some classical tunes playing in the background.
Our final suggestion is that you should experiment to find the best music for studying before you actually have to study. And create a playlist so that you don’t have to go searching for a song every five minutes!