Is music good while studying?Watch
There are plenty of studies both for and against it
And for and against different types of music, most find classical helps get work done faster
But for example you can't have music on in an art exam because it might influence your brain to make better art!
however I agree for non writing studies like memorising or past papers defo not
Usually long music without lyrics e.g. a lot of videogame music and most classical music, tends to be better for me. Videogame music is actually usually designed to a) loop continually and b) be background noise that is nice to listen to but not distracting and encouraging focus. So that is often pretty good as an option
DEFINITELY tried though! If you're going to try it, I'd recommend a simple and repetitive instrumental song. Lyrical songs are a no-no in my eyes. Alternatively, I tried alpha waves, rain ambient sounds, fire sounds, even a café background sound with people chattering in the background; it helped reduce my stress levels.
OP, I recommend you try it a few times, and then see if you've actually retained the information hours, or even days later. It's a personal thing. From my experience, I prefer to work without music for 30 mins/1 hour then take a break listening to music. Regular breaks with music > studying to music for me.
I find it pretty distracting.