Nature Music

Nature Music

Listening to the sounds of nature (waves crashing or a babbling brook) has been shown to boost moods and focus. They also help mask harsher, more distracting noises, such as people talking or typing

Nature sounds work best when they’re soothing sounds (flowing water or rainfall, while more jarring noises (bird calls and animal noises) can be distracting.

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These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity

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Your favorite music

When it comes to tackling projects that you’re not really excited about, it can help to put on music you enjoy. It can improve your mood and productivity.

It is recommended to choose music that is less distracting (having a beat that is too fast or lyrics that will catch your attention).

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“The Mozart Effect”

This theory suggests that listening to classical composers can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst for improving health and well-being.

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50-80 beats/minute

It can enhance and stimulate creativity and learning because it puts the brain into an alpha state - a more relaxed alpha state of mind that allows us to be more receptive and open, and less critical.

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Video Game Music

Every element of a video game is designed to create an enhanced gaming experience for all your senses, and the music has been composed specifically to help you focus on your task without being distracted by a cacophony of sounds.

This music generally has no lyrics or human voices and is fairly fast-paced to keep you moving forward.

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Cinematic Music

An intense film score can make you feel like you’re doing something inspiring or important, even if you’re just chipping away at your to-do list.

It makes the mundane tasks feel like you’re changing the world, thus heightening your concentration and productivity.

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Classical Music

Listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. 

The absence of words in the music may be one factor, as songs that contain lyrics have been found to be a distraction when you’re trying to focus. And classical music is known for being calming, relaxing and helping reduce stress.

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Music and work
With so much of our time being spent at work, and so much of our work being done at computers, music has become inseparable from our day-to-day tasks — a way to “optimize the boring” while looking at screens.

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How Music Affects Your Productivity

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Music for better productivity and focus
  • Classical music: Songs with no lyrics are often considered the finest form of the craft, always a popular choice.
  • Electronic music is repetitive, but in a good way.
  • Video-game music: Game composers know that the ideal music enhances the experience while not distracting the player.
  • Anything soft enough to not divert attention and focus is a possibility for your potential playlist ;
  • White noise or nature sounds.

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Benefits of studying to music

Do you listen to music while you study, or do you prefer total silence? The jury is out on which is better since everyone is different; however, several research studies are proving that listening to the right kind of music can put your mind into study mode.

Here are some of the benefits of tuning in to the right tunes:

  • Relaxes the mind
  • Increases concentration
  • Lessens distractions
  • Improves focus
  • Improves performance in high-pressure situations, such as mid-terms and finals week

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Best Music to Listen to while Studying and their Benefits - Vaughn College

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