Classical music and revision

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Evil Homer
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Hey guys

I've always heard that listening to classical music while you were revising was the best way to absorb and memorise what you are reading. But looking this up online gives me so much contradictory information I don't really know what to believe.

Have you guys ever listened to classical music while revising? If so, what do you listen to and do you think it helps with revision?

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It depends on the person.

Some people study better with music in general, while others get distracted by it and need complete silence.

So it just comes down to personal preference
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Before our year 6 SATs our whole year group was forced to have an assembly in the hall and they played classical music at the end to make us perform better :rofl:
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Before our year 6 SATs test our whole year group was forced to have an assembly in the hall and they played classical music at the end to make us perform better :rofl:
lol, that made me laugh. :lol:
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Hmmmm Classic FM is always a good shout because Spotify can get a little samey. I listen to Indian classical music too, it really helps me to focus up!
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All the time. Apparently, Baroque music on low volume is the best for it. The music you listen to should not have lyrics.

If you're not sure what to pick, I recommend this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWli4mESroA
(Gigue from BWV 996 and Prelude from BWV 997 especially)

My experience with other composers:

Shostakovich - can be nice in the background, but can also be wayyyy distracting when he busts out the timpanis, but Symphony 11 is such a tune
Holst - can't revise properly when listening to Mars
Mahler - just listened to the 9th symphony while doing physics. 8/10 would recommend. It's quite slow and relaxing.

I also downloaded a Julian Bream album of classical guitar. I like guitar. It's a good album.
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The Mozart effect piece...

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I'm studying right now while listening to The Weeknd so I'm going to say no to that.
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I'm studying right now while listening to The Weeknd so I'm going to say no to that.
I'm listening to candyland so also a no to that but the question is have you ever so I can say a yes.
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When I do listen to classical music when studying I listen to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ8tmziVhsA
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nah. lo-fi chill hop only. or like sounds of nature/meditation music.
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Not into classical, only time I like it is when I'm like "brehhhhh rewind that bit, yeah I could chop that into a loop and lay down a fire beat over that still".
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(Original post by Evil Homer)


Hey guys

I've always heard that listening to classical music while you were revising was the best way to absorb and memorise what you are reading. But looking this up online gives me so much contradictory information I don't really know what to believe.

Have you guys ever listened to classical music while revising? If so, what do you listen to and do you think it helps with revision?

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Rather listened to classical music to relax, so after learning. In my learning phase I hardly listen to music to be focused on.
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I don't listen to music while I revise unless I'm watching French nursery rhymes to 'get better' at French.
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Evil Homer Guess you never tried it out by your own listening to classic music and revising at the same time?
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I listen to classical music while driving, cooking, etc. Never while revising as I find it distracting. When it is not mental work (like the ones I mentioned), it is OK. But as a form of artistic expression, classical (or any kind of) music contains and conveys too much, 'wants to speak to you' ...sort of..., so it is hard not to engage. But why would I want someone/something in the background trying to take my attention when I am studying? So for me, personally, it does not make sense to listen to music at all while revising. It lessens, not enhances efficiency.
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I'm revising but listening to Get Scared Sarcasm makes me a whole lot better
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l hope u do well in ur GCSE's
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i don't revise :cool:
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