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Just a general question if you listen to music whilst revising and is it a good idea listening to like your favourite tunes whilst revising or will that serve as a distraction? and will classical music help at all?
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I like to. But only albums I know off by heart, and that flow over you, if that makes sense. Dark Side of the Moon is one of my favourites for that.
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If I listen to new albums while I revise I only half concentrate on any work I do, I'm too busy listening out for lyrics and stuff.

I find it easier if I have classical music playing in the background though.
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No because then I always start singing along and in the end get distracted.
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(Original post by lordbonney)
I like to. But only albums I know off by heart, and that flow over you, if that makes sense. Dark Side of the Moon is one of my favourites for that.
I do it aswell...Helps for some subjects.

I quoted this one 'cos my favorite is Wish You Were Here to have on whilst revising. :woo:
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If I'm doing something that doesn't require much thought, I'll listen to stuff I like and know really well.

If I'm reading, or doing an essay, I'll put on classical music, cause it helps me to tune out other noises
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I don't really listen to music while I study - sometimes I listen to Radio4... but I've found, suprisingly, I can concentrate pretty well with a film playing in the background. (I tried this out accidently last night while listening to Indiana Jones...) and it was pretty good!
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non lyrical stuff works well, ambient/postrock/classical stuff for example
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Anything that requires concentration I do without music/tv. I can usually do my assessments in front of the TV, since they don't take much effort.
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sometimes, if i dont listen to uplifiting/energetic music i just cant revise.
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It's too much of a distraction for me personally.
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(Original post by gman2k8)
Just a general question if you listen to music whilst revising and is it a good idea listening to like your favourite tunes whilst revising or will that serve as a distraction? and will classical music help at all?
My biology book, chapter 'The brain' says that the brain can't multitask that's listen to the music and interpret what it says and at the same time concentrate on revision.
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Something light and doesn't require much attention to listen to is great.
Sometimes I listen to Mozart piano sonata's whilst I'm revising ( I know, I know, sounds gay) But it's really relaxing, and it's been scientifically proven that the Mozart effect can improve concentration!!!
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yeah i only find orchestral music good to listen to whilst revising otherwise i just sit there listening to the toooooooones
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bad idea, when you try to remember something you revised during and exam you will just hear the song you were listening to at the time
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yeah i normally have itunes on. or failing that radio1.
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(Original post by lordbonney)
I like to. But only albums I know off by heart, and that flow over you, if that makes sense. Dark Side of the Moon is one of my favourites for that.
Know what you mean - Wish You Were Here works well too
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beethoven anyone lol ?
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I have music playing in the background. Just my mp3 player on shuffle so I get a mix.

Sometimes I have stuff on the TV but only if i've seen it many times before and don't have to concentrate to understand it.
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My biology book, chapter 'The brain' says that the brain can't multitask that's listen to the music and interpret what it says and at the same time concentrate on revision.
See stuff like this freaks me out because when I listen to music and revise at the same time I think I'm taking it in properly but if in reality I aint I'm just going to stop listening to music. I listen to music only cause I get bored of just revising for an hour straight music helps me relax abit I think whilst revisng! (I'm talking music I like RnB to be precise )
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