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When i revise, the pure silence haunts me, inwhich i always need background noise for me to concentrate. (the silence makes me feel bored)

(ie. i used to revise with the TV on in the background, and it helps me focus and concentrate. (I know - its weird) ). :p:

It sounds wierd - but its hard to explain.

SO basically, what background music should i start playing when revising?

Studies have shown that classical music helps. Any1 known what type of classical music? artists (composers)? song titles?

Or should i play rap/rock music to get me hyped and motivated? artists?

How do you concentrate/focus? coffee?
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Can I ask how well you have performed in previous exams while revising for them with music on?

Because I am fairly adament that any serious studier must have near enough complete silence.

I'd love you to prove me wrong with a string of A's.
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I like zero7 and Joni Mitchell. It just feels right when i'm studying and listening to them.
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(Original post by alan910_2)
Can I ask how well you have performed in previous exams while revising for them with music on?

Because I am fairly adament that any serious studier must have near enough complete silence.

I'd love you to prove me wrong with a string of A's.
I disagree. I must have music. No big party tunes by any means - i could never concentrate. But i need something.

I suppose everyone has different must and must nots when it comes to studying.
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i can revise with whatever; tv music etc.
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Jack Johnson!
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something a bit more relaxed or progressive always helps ( pink floyd is a good example, or something like u2 possibly)
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I got 3 A's as A-level by listening to Wagner when working.
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It depends on the subject... If it's history, english literature, or something involving reading, I just CAN'T listen to music at all.
If it's maths or something where you just have to do problems to revise, go for anything...
Indie music, something calm...
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I listen to classical music whilst I study and apparently it helps you retain more (though it cannot make babies in the womb smarter!)

I love Tchaikovsky (Dance of the sugar plum fairy) and Dvorak (Humoresque) -their songs are very rescognisible-you'll have definitely heard them somewhere. But the rest of their music is pretty good too and Im more of a rock/dance/r'n'b music kind of girl.
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classical relaxing pieces, such as mozart etc is what i recomend
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This is going to come as a suprise, but I hate revising with it being all quiet. If I listen to anything, it's usually fast and 'lively' music (something like 'Akon - Na Na Na :o:).
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(Original post by alan910_2)
Can I ask how well you have performed in previous exams while revising for them with music on?

Because I am fairly adament that any serious studier must have near enough complete silence.

I'd love you to prove me wrong with a string of A's.
Well, its kind of a theory based on experiments.

For example, last Saturday, i was able to read 5 chapters of a revision textbook in a 3 hour revision period (big textbook lol).

Then this saturday, in the same 3 hour period, but without the use of music (for once), i only managed to read through 3 chapters, and my understanding was slightly hindered. - erm this is probably a bad example lol.

Anyway i did my Gcse's with the music method - and i got 8A's. So i guess its ok. (but then i bet you'll say i would have got 8A* without music lool)
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(Original post by alan910_2)
Can I ask how well you have performed in previous exams while revising for them with music on?

Because I am fairly adament that any serious studier must have near enough complete silence.

I'd love you to prove me wrong with a string of A's.
I like to revise with v loud music - any type, upbeat or slow. I got good GCSE's too.
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(Original post by alan910_2)
Can I ask how well you have performed in previous exams while revising for them with music on?

Because I am fairly adament that any serious studier must have near enough complete silence.

I'd love you to prove me wrong with a string of A's.
some people are different. i know it seems weird, since i can't work with noise either, but i know penty enough people who can't stand silence.

erm, it will be different for everyone. i guess somethin g relaxing maybe, or maybe classical. if it is something which you can sing along to, you might get distracted.
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Hm. Suppose it depends on what you like. I revise by having something related to what I'm doing. So, for Spanish, I put on a lot of Spanish pop (Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, La Casa Azul etc) and latin folk stuff; for Italian, it's mainly Italian folk; for history, it's classical.

I'd say go for classical or post-rock - something without words, unless you're doing a language, in which case find something with lyrics in that language. As for classical recommendations - Joaquin Rodrigo's Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez is my all-time fave; then I branch into Saint-Saens, Greig, and Bach. If I'm in a particularly foul mood, I'll put on Wagner in the background...
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to be honest, i always tend to get distracted when i listen to music/ watch tv when I revise. But if it works for you, why not try Jack Johnson? His music isn't "loud" so it won't distract you
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SO basically, what background music should i start playing when revising?

Studies have shown that classical music helps. Any1 known what type of classical music? artists (composers)? song titles?
Whatever you like but which won't distract you too much is best. I heard Mozart is particularly good study music? Personally I prefer to revise listening to later classical music - it tends to be less busy and more subtle for when you're trying to focus (Debussy, Chopin?).

(Original post by mr_qwerty)
How do you concentrate/focus? coffee?
I try to start revision as early in the morning as I can bear, which means I'm less tired than starting revision at say 3pm. I like to drink smoothies when I'm revising, keeps me refreshed and focussed. If it's not too icy I keep a small window partly open, the fresh air helps me to concentrate and stops me from feeling sleepy!
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I love classical music so it’s one of the few things that motivates me to revise, that and a fear of failing.
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erik saties furniture music
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