Does it help if you listen to music while you revise for any subject?

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I always listen to music when i revise for something like french, science, maths and homework. I am not sure if it actually decreases what you learn but on many websites and opinions apparently it helps. Please tell i need to know a.s.a.p!!! Thank you :D

Posted Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 21:55 by Former Member

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If I'm just writing up revision notes/doing flashcards sure, but I'm one of those crazy people who can't concentrate while doing exam papers unless I have complete silence.

To each their own I guess, just do what works for you.

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 14:08 by Rhianne
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well personally I find that it helps, as long as you don't start singing along. If i start getting bored when revising it keeps me interested.

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 22:03 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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also, when you listen to music do it for something that doesn't need as much thought like rewiting notes but when doing past papers switch it off so you can put your full concentration on the questions

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 19:19 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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well i learnt in psychology that your brain can only deal with processing one type of information at once, so singing and writing notes for example could mean that the things your revision won't go into your memory as well

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 06:03 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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well if you are revising for music it can be a big step towards getting an A!!

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 11:07 by Shaun Lawrie
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There are some types of music which are supposed to relax you and get you in the mood to revise.

I like listening to music when im doing things that dont need much concentration like writing notes, but the music is turned straight off when im doing something like a past paper.

Also sometimes if you are listening to a song and remember a particular lyric, you might remember the things you were revising whilst you were listening to that lyric 

Hope this helps :):)

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 17:36 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
Edited by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR on Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 17:37
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It can be helpful if you listen to classical music because having lyrics can distract you from your work. Personally, I find that any music can help me.

Hope I helped.

Answered Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 19:45 by amreena
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I honestly think it does because i always do it and i actually concentrate with the revision.

i guess it really depends on the person, some people find it useful but others hate it :)

Answered Wed 16th January, 2013 @ 20:29 by Sonia
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It may help you maintain interest, but if you're writing notes while listening to music or something then you probably aren't concentrating that well on exactly what you're writing. If you just want the notes then that's fine, but if you want to memorise them then you need more concentration, i.e. no music. But obviously its better to do something with music than nothing at all.

Answered Wed 16th January, 2013 @ 21:05 by Aparna
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anika wrote:

I always listen to music when i revise for something like french, science, maths and homework. I am not sure if it actually decreases what you learn but on many websites and opinions apparently it helps. Please tell i need to know a.s.a.p!!! Thank you :D

depends what your listening to, of you are listening to your favourite songs, your more likely going to sing along to it anf forget about your work, which tends to happen with me.

But everyones different, some prefer music in the background to feel more confortable whereas some people fing it as a distraction. Best if you try it out. Hope it helps ^_^

Answered Wed 16th January, 2013 @ 21:12 by Ruby
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Everyone always says that listening to music helps your concentration when your studying but you need to make sure that whatever you are listening to is either classical music or if that's not something you like to listen to.. then maybe an instrumental version of your favourite song or something - cos the lyrics of the song are the most distracting thing and obviously doesn't help your concentration or your revision at all!

Hope it helps

Answered Tue 5th February, 2013 @ 19:35 by Former Member
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Well sumtimes i do start singin but it does help me as well but does it help you to learn??

Answered Sun 13th January, 2013 @ 22:10 by Former Member
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Thanks evryone and i do know that listening to classical music before and exam and trying to work out the intruments helps you to get you ready. Dats wat my exam ooficer said but yeh!! 

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 20:14 by Former Member
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Answered Fri 18th January, 2013 @ 22:00 by Former Member
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Maybe listen to something just after you've revised 'cause i've heard you'll then associate the music with what you've learnt but i'd be singing it to myself throughout my revision if i listened to it before hand:)

Answered Sun 24th February, 2013 @ 17:01 by Rosie
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wow your name is long 

Answered Mon 25th February, 2013 @ 16:40 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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i always used to listen to music when i revised because it stops me from getting bored and falling asleep
it is amazing how much turning the music off helps, and how much more information you retain 

Answered Mon 4th March, 2013 @ 20:14 by Eilidh Chamberlain
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Ditto @  Eilidh Chamberlain

Answered Sat 16th March, 2013 @ 11:47 by Moon
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For me it doesn't help to listen to the songs I really like because I concentrate more on the song and it becomes a distraction but classical is meant to be helpful.

Answered Mon 18th March, 2013 @ 10:31 by Darlene
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I find that putting my revision to song lyrics really helps, because once you have learnt song lyrics you never forget them!

Answered Mon 18th March, 2013 @ 11:39 by Lauren Bethany Clarke
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Well you see Mindy, there are many factors one must consider when selecting an appropriate piece of music for your revision. Personally, I am very fond of Classical jesuit Abrahamic ancient arabic opera.

The instruments used in most classical music were largely invented before the mid-19th century (often much earlier), and codified in the 18th and 19th centuries. They consist of the instruments found in an orchestra, together with a few other solo instruments (such as the piano, harpsichord, and organ). The symphony orchestra is the most widely known medium for classical music.[10] The orchestra includes members of the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion families.

Electric instruments such as the electric guitar appear occasionally in the classical music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Both classical and popular musicians have experimented in recent decades with electronic instruments such as the synthesizer, electric and digital techniques such as the use of sampled or computer-generated sounds, and the sounds of instruments from other cultures such as the gamelan.

None of the bass instruments existed until the Renaissance. In Medieval music, instruments are divided in two categories: loud instruments for use outdoors or in church, and quieter instruments for indoor use. The Baroque orchestra consisted of flutes, oboes, horns and violins, occasionally with trumpets and timpani.[10] Many instruments today associated with popular music filled important roles in early classical music, such as bagpipes, vihuelas, hurdy-gurdies, and some woodwind instruments. On the other hand, instruments such as the acoustic guitar, once associated mainly with popular music, gained prominence in classical music in the 19th and 20th centuries.

While equal temperament became gradually accepted as the dominant musical temperament during the 18th century, different historical temperaments are often used for music from earlier periods. For instance, music of the English Renaissance is often performed in meantone temperament. Keyboards almost all share a common layout (often called the piano keyboard).