Studying for exams? Let music help you

Are you someone who gets distracted easily?

Have you ever put ‘focus’ or ‘study’ in the search box in YouTube or Spotify and came up with various ‘brainwaves’ music that you could listen to?

I regularly use them when I am overwhelmed with a long list of things to do and have no idea where to start, also when I am working on a complex project.

handelsmessiahI am one of the most sceptical people and have to try things before believing in them, but it really works. It takes some time to settle down, but after 10-15 mins listening to the music I can easily focus and get things done quickly.

Research shows that Baroque music – especially Bach concertos – have the same effect. It might seem easy to me because I grew up with classical music (literally didn’t listen to anything else until age 16), but even if you think it’s not your style I would recommend you to give it a go.

According to Chris Boyd Brewer, Baroque music “stabilizes mental, physical and emotional rhythms, to attain a state of deep concentration and focus in which large amounts of content information can be processed and learned.”

Beyond Bach, you can also try Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Purcell, Telemann, Corelli or Schubert. They will all help you with focusing, learning actively and being able to recall the information.

Or download an app to access music from wherever you are

Do you have a favourite music you listen when you study? Please share it with the group.



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