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Let the notes be your tutor: 5 benefits of listening to music while studying

Music is an important part of our lives. For university students, music is a way of relaxation, work-out aid or having fun. It seems like it has nothing to do with studying, right? Well, hold on to that thought. Because there are various benefits of listening to music while studying.

1. Better visualization

The efficiency of Mozart Effect is being debated for decades, which claims that classical music makes you smarter. It has been found in the research that classical music increases the ability of manipulating shapes mentally for a limited time.

2. Less Anxiousness

According to a recent survey, 1 in 4 of every British students experience anxiety and stress in academic life. According to a Cambridge University study, hip-hop music helps in management of mental health problems.

3. Brain Exercise

Prof. Brenda Hanna-Pladdy’s paper published in online Neuropsychology journal states that music is a cognitive exercise for the brain. Early-age musical training decreases the chances of suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

4. Memory Improvement

Cornelius Eckert suggests that an earworm occurs when a song gets stuck in your head and is a way of improving your memory. Music is used as a tool of language teaching, which helps the information to be embedded in the brain.

5. Better Stress Management

Every people listens to music they connect emotionally. A 2013 study in Chicago Journal found that people only listen to music they relate to, which helps them deal better with stress.

How does music help you in your studies? Please comment to let me know!

Sonic Study Tools; Music To Help You Concentrate.

Whether you’re at your desk struggling to get into the zone or in the library in need of something to drown out the sound of those dudes talking loudly about Game of Thrones; music is the answer.

Heres some artists and albums to help you switch off the world around you and get motivated;

Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ8CGOXrhks 

The 1995 album by Leeds mastermind Nightmares on Wax is a percussive funky journey to which I arguably owe my success in GCSE & A level. The tracks carry the right amount of minimalism to avoid distraction yet the perfect amount of switch ups to avoid you getting bored.

Kruder & Dorfmeister – K & D Sessions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCU36y5utlw&list=PL0B83276B1AC5C9C5

Produced in 1998 by Austrian DJ/Producers Kruder & Dorfmeister the trip-hop album is a mix of their originals and remixes that will have you locked for the duration. Rumour has it Dorfmeister will be playing in Hull this year…

J Dilla – Vintage Instrumentals vol 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff9eDId1GtM 

Little needs to be said about this Detroit hip-hop legend. The late J Dilla often produced tracks for MC’s or his own lyrics however this album is a compilation of dreamy instrumentals which apparently never found vocals to fit. Let the snare take you.

Steve Reich’s Marimba & Piano Compositions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG_1sjActCE

Minimal pioneer Steve Reich delivers compositions that simply take you away. Simple overlapping melodies and arpeggios with no drums keep you thinking without distraction.

Please post your own favourite study music below.

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