It has been a few weeks since my last Music Monday post, so I wanted to jump back in and share some of my favorite songs that I listen to while I study.
I haven’t always listened to music while studying (and I still don’t listen to it every time I’m flipping through index cards or reading the text book), but I find it helpful to listen to something especially for those long study sessions where it feels like the information is becoming overwhelming. Most recently, I was studying for a neuro exam and I just felt completely bombarded with info and I really wanted to relax myself and make the study experience a little more “enjoyable” (because, really, there’s no way to make studying fun). Cue my study playlist!
I have a hard time listening to music with words while I’m reading or studying because, since I like music so much, I’m always focused in on the words or message a song is getting across. SO. All of these songs have no words and just a really pretty or fun melody. I hope you enjoy!
Chocolate (Tribute to The 1975) — Vitamin String Quartet
Okay, okay, so I didn’t say you wouldn’t KNOW the songs I’m providing! I love love love the Vitamin String Quartet and this is one of my favorite songs by The 1975. It’s such a fun melody even without words (or instruments other than strings!)
River Flows in You — Yiruma
I fell in love with this song when I was in middle school. It’s such a beautiful melody and really relaxes me. I used to listen to this to fall asleep!
Forces of Attraction — Johann Johannsson
After I saw The Theory of Everything, I was completely hooked on the soundtrack. It’s absolutely beautiful and this song is one of my favorites from the movie.
Lighthouse Avenue — Steve Dawson
Acoustic guitar is one of my favorite instruments. This melody by Steve Dawson is especially relaxing and is pleasant to listen to!
Lacrimosa — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alright I’ll admit it. I was (and still am!) an extreme choir nerd and in middle school we sang this piece and I thought it was absolutely beautiful.
Those are my top 5 picks! Obviously 5 songs won’t last you through those long study sessions but the “discover” tab on Spotify has allowed me to pick from so many study and focus playlists. I find a new one practically every day and I think they’re all amazing. Good luck studying!
Do you listen to music while you study or read? What genre do you like to listen to most?