So, Instead of studying for an important AP Psychology test, I am here to discuss the correlation between studying and listening to music; classical music that is. I did a little experiment. I tried to study while reading my textbook and listening to some Katy Perry. You wanna know what I found? It was harder to pay attention to what I was reading while I was listening to the catchy beat and lyrics of the songs in the background. Because of this I have come to the conclusion that these kind of songs distract us too much.
Now, onto the second part of our experiment: Classical! As I am now, listening to the musical wonders of Beethoven or Mozart really does help you concentrate! Because all I had to listen to was the actual music, I wasn’t as distracted as before. I also found that this type of music was more calming than anything. The other type of music made me want to jump around and dance. Yes, this can be considered a positive response, but there was some studying that had to be done!
Don’t believe me? Try for yourself! I found that is was so much easier to focus on the text, rather than want to sing the lyrics in my head. I also found that classical music helped more than no music at all. All in all, I have found these few hours to be quite interesting. (Yes, I now consider myself to be a scientist now that I successfully implemented the scientific method — outside of school)
Use the playlist below to try it out!