#1
Have you ever listened to one genre and had more concentration on the task at hand and then listened to a different genre and lost concentration?

I ask this because while I was working on a test I was listening to one genre (Metal) and had good concentration and then switched to another genre (Prog/Alt rock) and I completely lost concentration.
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#3
For me it's not really by genre, if I just love one song a little more than the other, I would lose my shit during the exam.
#4
I'm not sure if this is what you were talking about, but I get disoriented for a few minutes if I'm listening to one genre and it suddenly changes.
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#6
It's not the genre that helps me concentrate, it's the fact the music blocks everything out that does it for me.
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#8
You're allowed to listen to music during tests/exams? Where the hell are you from?

That shit's like, completely against the rules here.
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#9
I find that instrumental music helps me focus better. It's not distracting, where as sometimes I'll try to sing along or discern what's being said.
#10
Apparently slow music enhances concentration and memory. I always listened to The Death of Music by Devin Townsend before exams, and I'd have gotten bad marks either way so you have learnt nothing from this post.
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You're allowed to listen to music during tests/exams? Where the hell are you from?

That shit's like, completely against the rules here.



Well, if your class is a computer class and the teacher encourages you to use your resources and they don't care what you listen to or when you can listen to it, you can get away with dang near anything.
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derp, don't listen to music during an exam.

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#13
For me, it doesn't really matter once I'm about a quarter's way into whatever I'm doing. I can begin by listening to Slayer, and then notice only about 30 mins later that I've been groovin' out to Boney M
#14
Dudes, I shit you not I used to sit in algebra with the Lateralus album on my headphones and I've never done so well in math. I felt like Russel Crowe in A Beautiful Mind
#15
In a 15 minute session of work, I can go from Paramore to Cannibal Corpse to Miles Davis to Taylor Swift to Dethklok then back to Paramore without even noticing.
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In a 15 minute session of work, I can go from Paramore to Cannibal Corpse to Miles Davis to Taylor Swift to Dethklok then back to Paramore without even noticing.



Those are short songs...
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In a 15 minute session of work, I can go from Paramore to Cannibal Corpse to Miles Davis to Taylor Swift to Dethklok then back to Paramore without even noticing.


Have you ever tried any good music though?
#18
Haha, when it comes to studying, I occasionally get really into a song and stop working because I keep focusing on the song. But generally it just passes along normally.
#19
For me, when I'm doing math homework, metal, metalcore, and other genres along those lines, seem to do the best. Stuff like System of a Down, A7X's Waking the Fallen, Killswitch Engage, and a few others let me concentrate more. If I listen to something a little slower I start to try and pick apart the music.
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#21
Happens all the time. I'm not sure if its the genre or just the simplicity or complexity of the music. I find that when i listen to something like Tom Petty or The Beatles that its very easy to concentrate, but if i switch to Rush or Dream Theater than the music just grabs my attention, because there is so much more to listen to, it demands more listening to get the full affect of the music. I also noticed that i can't concentrate when I'm listening to new music for the first time.
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#22
When I'm doing math homework I listen to mathcore.


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#23
i find the bpm in i cum blood is too fast to fap to, hammer smashed face is the same

paramore on the other hand
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#24
Don't listen to your favorite band. Don't make the same Coheed fueled mistake I did and write The Devil in Jersey City for "what's a local myth from your area?" on a myth exam...

Oh, and avoid fast paced songs. If it gives you too much energy, you'll skip over important details. Or so I've found.
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#25
It depends on how familiar I am with the music, not necessarily the genre. For example the other day I tried studying while listening to The Human Abstract's Midheaven, and I couldn't concentrate on my work because it was brand new to me (and also because its terrible music).

But I can listen to Converge or Dillinger while studying because I'm familiar with their music and I can push it into the background when I need to.
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#26
I find that I learn more when I listen to bands like God Is An Astronaut and heavier Opeth songs than I can with any other types of music
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#27
This is why I listen to one artist at a time so that I don't get distracted with different genres of music.
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I can't concentrate with music. Unless it's math maybe, but I hate math.
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#29
honestly, i find i work really well to post rock and chilled dubstep
i cant listen to fast paced heavy songs, it just takes from my concentration too much and i end up losing all interenst in my work to go and pick up my guitar and jam along
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#30
A lot of what you guys said is making sense, especially when it comes down to songs you know and being able to push them to the back of your head and not even worry about them until later, but when a song you don't know or one you haven't heard in awhile plays, you want to listen to it, and it only, and put off anything you were working on.
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#31
i usually listen to brown noise when i study because music distracts me and silence is a blank canvas waiting to be filled so i usually end up fidgeting musically if there's no background music
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#32
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It depends on how familiar I am with the music, not necessarily the genre. For example the other day I tried studying while listening to The Human Abstract's Midheaven, and I couldn't concentrate on my work because it was brand new to me (and also because its terrible music).

But I can listen to Converge or Dillinger while studying because I'm familiar with their music and I can push it into the background when I need to.



See for the most part i find the opposite of this. Usually when I am familiar with a song it tends to be harder for me to push it out of my mind as a focus on what it happening in the song and what part comes next, whereas if it is newer I don't know about it so i can easily ignore it.

Also songs without any words or singing of any kind make it easier to focus.