People say that music can do magical things in the world, it can change people’s mind, release the pain, develop personality and so on. I heard that music can help plants and animals to grow faster and produce more milk. At first I didn’t believe in those stories because I don’t think it is going to be happening. But I have to accept it because it is the truth and proved by science. That’s the real power of music – an invention of human from the ancient time.
Then there is another question:” If music can provide good impacts on the plants and animal, will it be the same with human?”. The answer is totally yes, but there is more than that for us to find out. Will music be the same to anyone? Does any kind of music can boost up our mind and help us work and study better? In this article, I will clarify these questions about the connection between music and human concentration in order to know more about the world of music as well as the way people should use music in their studying.
What Is Concentration Music?
Nowadays, there are many types of music genre according to the tempo, lyrics, rhythm and instruments. For example, people are interested in pop music because it is quite easy to listen to and the lyrics are quite catchy. Others are big fans of rock as they like to be wild and free, and they love the sound of electric guitar with screams and shouts of the crowd.
As you can see, the genres of music are countless, the society develops, so does music. So what is the concentration music actually? Many people use the music videos on YouTube labeled “Concentration music for work and study” but can’t call out why they are listed as music for concentration.
Basically, concentration music is not a certain type of music like pop, rock, jazz… any song can be in this type. This is the type of music that is listened to increase the concentration on a particular task. You can use concentration music anytime, anywhere so as to read, work or study more effective.
Some music pieces are made with this purpose from the beginning, but the music used for concentration is various and depends on the playlist of a person. That’s the reason why not only classical music can be concentration music and a pop or rock song can still be the best one.
Normally, concentration music uses the ambient and gentle sounds to motivate our brain, helps it to work harder than usual as well as block noises from the environment. With people who are easily distracted by noises and other sources of surrounding sounds, concentration music is very effective in creating a favorable condition.
How Can We Use Concentration Music in Daily Life?
You might think using music to study is very easy, so was I, but things don’t go the way you want. There are people who can work and study in a noisy environment (if you count music as a source of sound), and others prefer working in complete silence. Just take me as an example, I can’t study or read well when there are noises around, even if it is classical music. I need my background to be completely silent so as to focus on my work. That’s the reason why people can use music to enhance their productivity, but it is not easy at all.
First things first, you should determine that this is a studying method and not everyone can use music to increase their results. A study method needs to be maintained for a certain amount of time so that your body and mind can get used to it and work with it like an unconditional reflection. Basically, songs are made to entertain human, so if you use catchy songs, you might be attracted to them and lose your concentration. Studying is way more difficult than listening to music and understand it, then if you are not really into your study, your mind would be easily distracted. In this case, the music is not good for you studying, and you should choose between 2 options: keep training yourself in this way or give it up and study in silence. Both of these ways are good for you, I can’t say that you must follow which one.
After that, you should know the kind of music you are going to listen to while studying. The mood of music is really important because it decides the surrounding background when you concentrate on reading or studying. With most of the people, we find ourselves comfortable and peaceful when listening to classical music, especially baroque masterpieces. We feel more motivated and encouraged when hearing them and might work more effectively. On the other hand, some of us like rock music, though it might be not suitable to be concentration music. You should give all of them a try to find out which is the best one to use when you want to be alone with your studying. And be careful with slow music, it might bring the sleep to you, and in some cases, it is quite bad.
The suggestion for you is about your playlist. It should contain all types of music that you feel comfortable with and some new hits lately. When you can connect with them, you can forget everything around you and indulge in the world of music. Feeling completely relaxed can create favorable condition to study effectively.
How Long Can I Use Music for Studying?
Researchers indicate that concentration music should be used for 2 hours while studying to boost up the mind, then you should leave your brain resting from both reading, analyzing and listening to music. That’s the necessary amount of time for your mind to process unsolved thing and recover from being used for such a long amount of time.
In fact, using concentration music is a good way to be better at studying, but you need to know when to use it and never overuse this studying method. If you have any questions or want to look for a sample playlist of concentration music, feel free to visit our website!