Whats the best music to listen to when revising??

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Does anybody know anything thats good to listen to when revising?? Thanks :)

Posted Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 14:52 by Steph

51 Answers

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i would say classical music is the best to listen to. On youtube, search up studymusicproject. there's loads to choose from and they really get you in the mood for revision :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 14:59 by gillyhicksgirl
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Songs with no lyrics (NOT INSTRUMETALS) this is because you won't get distracted and start to sing along

Good luck with your revision :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:20 by Georgia
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I made a playlist of all of my favourite songs, that way, I can just loop them, and I don't have to keep searching for songs. The radio is also good, but have it on quietly in the background, unless you're like me, and you can't concentrate without having it fairly loud. But usually, it's best to have quiet music, that won't get on your nerves, or make it hard to concentrate. 

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 16:06 by YellowYeti
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 Film soundtracks. My favourites to revise to are The Kings Speech, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Harry potter and Lord of the Rings. Oh and the August Rush soundtrack is b-e-a-utiful too :) 

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:20 by Helena
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relaxing music that doesnt grab you attention too much is best. something you like but is still background music.

hop this helps!

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:00 by Renn
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linkin park. listen to the piano version of in the end :')

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 19:19 by LP-FTW
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thanks ;) this was really helpful xxxx

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:00 by Steph
Edited by Steph on Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:43
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I personally do not listen to music while revising. I find that I can not absorb/learn while revising if I have music playing.

The benefits of music is that you can revise longer without getting as bored but I find that I lose focus very quickly. Just remember there is no possible way that listening to music while revising can help you, unless of course the music is about your subject which is unlikely.

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 15:48 by Tezz
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yeah something calm and relaxing :)

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 15:11 by :) PurpleJaguar (: - Team GR
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Gabrille Aplin works for me :) awesome calm voice, and brilliant lyrics

check her out http://youtu.be/1pLsb1YMsKE

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 21:29 by Lukey
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listen to chopin prelude 28 it sounds very calm and pleasant enough for yu to revise 

alo listen to classic music such as beethoven's and other composers.

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 12:02 by J-narth
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I can't listen to music with words because it distracts me :/ but i've recently found a composer who's perfect for me to revise to because his stuff is really calming and relaxing. He is an Italian composer called Ludvico Einaudi. Most people have never heard of him but would probably recognise some of his stuff because it's used everywhere. Check him out on Youtube :)

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 13:08 by Katie W
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i keep listening to a mixture of dubstep and movie soundtracks. If that isn't your thing then listen to your favourite music, that you know all the word to, but don't sing along to. It wont distract you, but will blank out everything else

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 19:16 by Maddie
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Listen to something that won't distract you! Some people find classical music good, but others think its boring.

Good luck with your revsion :)

Answered Fri 25th May, 2012 @ 19:03 by Amy49
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Moderately slow piano pieces, they help me :)

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 16:14 by Mel
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I put the radio on :P Maybe I'm just good at focussing. Sometimes I do have to turn it off if they've got a long interview or something though.

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 17:25 by CessieJakes
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i would say slow soothing music if notsongs with no lyrics instrumental hope this helps

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 17:40 by nadia
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slow soothing music or maybe songs with no lyrics (instrumental)

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 17:41 by nadia
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Some good old Bruno Mars. He's a babe. He's MINE. =P

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 20:42 by Re-Re
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I always go onto grooveshark and listen to classical/film soundtracks, try listening to Thomas Newman, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, or even Mozart cos he's the one that its scientifically proven (apparently) to increase productivity when revising. Thomas Newman is my favourite though, nothing beats listening to the American Beauty soundtrack!

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 20:58 by Ed
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I find that listening to music in other languages very helpful ^_^

Maybe try out some kpop? Seriously, i recommend it :D Try Girlsgeneration, 2NE1 or Bigbang :D 2NE1 made an album with Will.i.am .. evidence of their greatness ~

Answered Mon 28th May, 2012 @ 23:07 by Orange Blossoms
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music that you enjoy will give you a positive attitude so as long as you dont get distracted by it then play whatever music you want 

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 14:49 by pippa
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Final Fantasy piano collections

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 20:30 by Theo
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I often listen to the soundtracks from Halo. It sounds wierd, listening to songs from a video game but it really helps me. The constantly changing stuff keeps me stimulated and inspired, so I am not bored by what is going on around me.

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 21:10 by Oliver Gordon
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I have the keep calm and relax CD i really enjoy it, I do know the lyrics but it keeps me focused. I also listen to Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding, Ben Howard and Ron Pope, they all sing quite relaxingly if that makes sense. :-)

Answered Tue 29th May, 2012 @ 21:15 by Jess Perry
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just go on classic fm and listen to the radio, increases your iq by 30!!

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 09:31 by lol
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Probably something without lyrics or a soft sounding song. I often listen to Coldplay as good background noise for revision. Just anything that isn't too catchy and that you won't end up singing along to is a good idea! :)

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 10:59 by Beatrice Benham
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There's an artist on Bandcamp called Defectnoise, Google him; his album "In Victory, In Defeat" is great to just chill out to. And, uh, revision.

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 13:58 by Chris Eldridge
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Personally, I like something relaxing, like Adele 19. Music with words is ok for some stuff, but is best avoided for intensive revision

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 17:03 by R_Hall
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find your favourite songs and listen to their instrumentals cause that way you'll remember them but you wont get distracted as they have no lyrics good luck :D !!

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 17:39 by alfie skinner
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There's also the last.fm online radio, here's the link if you want (for classical):

http://www.last.fm/listen/globaltags/Classical

Answered Wed 30th May, 2012 @ 18:00 by Ed
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Ben Howard fo show

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 15:22 by Georgina
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I would recommend music with no lyrics and not to strong a beat but dont have to slow music you need a slightly more upbeat classical music as if it is to slow it will cause you to become tired and uninterested. also don't listen to it to loud you need to just use it as background music to fill the silence but not to distract you from what you are working on

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 23:11 by Rebecca
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I listen to music that I enjoy so that I don't get bored when i'm revising.

Answered Fri 1st June, 2012 @ 17:42 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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slow soothing music

Answered Sat 2nd June, 2012 @ 13:13 by nadia
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slow soothing music maybe listen to the ocean

Answered Sat 2nd June, 2012 @ 13:13 by nadia
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Definitely Taylor Swift for me. Mainly her slow, guitar picking songs. I find they get me into the right state of mind!

:-) Good luck with your exam!

Answered Mon 4th June, 2012 @ 12:53 by liv_derrington
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I listen to the Twilight Saga soundtracks, not because I like the films but there quite quirky instrumental songs!

Answered Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 14:09 by Georgia Sowden
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The Harry Potter theme song has no lyrics, so it's quite good. Also, it might make you want to be as clever as Hermione :)

Answered Sun 10th June, 2012 @ 15:48 by Kate Westall
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MC Chippy

Answered Fri 22nd June, 2012 @ 12:06 by Jordan Jowers
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DJ Pauly D

Answered Fri 22nd June, 2012 @ 12:08 by Oliver Evans
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Mc Finchy even

Answered Fri 22nd June, 2012 @ 12:11 by Jordan Jowers
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This sounds so pathetic but i adore the how to train your dragon song forbidden friendship, we bought a zoo by jonsi and all of yirumas music when i revise :)

Answered Wed 1st August, 2012 @ 18:55 by Leah
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I listen to things like coldplay, mika, and just random music on the radio, it's important to listen to stuff that you enjoy, it stops me from loosing interest in revision

Answered Wed 1st August, 2012 @ 19:45 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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taylor swift works for me.

no rap tho

Answered Thu 2nd August, 2012 @ 19:12 by anum
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Don't listen to music

as you have to be in silence in your exams it's better for you to also revise in silence.

your brain associates things such as noises and smells with other things such as what you're trying to learn.

you're more likely to remember facts in your exam if you have revised that topic under the same conditions so therefore silence, exam style is the best revision to do!

Answered Tue 11th September, 2012 @ 01:55 by Alex
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I know it sounds cheesy, but I find listening to odd sounds like clips of the ocean flowing soothing and they make me more focused!

Good luck with your exams ***

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 17:44 by Cheryl_285
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Something with a good tempo and beat as you manage to get a momentum going

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 13:59 by Polly
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don't listen to music, i think it is really distracting 

Answered Thu 24th May, 2012 @ 19:46 by Nuha
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listen 2 eminems trcks =D

Answered Mon 21st May, 2012 @ 14:30 by Sabah x
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drake :)

Answered Tue 22nd May, 2012 @ 17:41 by Arjun