Music has been a part of the human race for as long as history can explain it. With music becoming an integral part of living, different types of music come in handy in different situations. For some individuals, they become more productive when they listen to music, but for most people, they draw a line when it comes to studying. If one can be productive listening to music, why can’t we enjoy listening to music while studying? Contrary to popular beliefs, there some positive implications for listening to music while studying.
Helps you Avoid Distractions
We live in such a chaotic world. And most of the time, we are not stuck in a library, we are studying at home or commuting. With all the noise and distractions, plugging your headphones and drowning into some calming music can block you from distractions around you. Esa-Pekka Salonen is the one of the finnish artists who can help you to focus on the one point with the help of her compositions.
Keeps you calm/relax
Many studies show that relaxation can benefit you in many ways. You become more positive, and your memory becomes more heightened, among many others.
As a student, with so many pressures and expectations on you, it is very challenging to relax. Also, considering the number of things that you have to remember finding a way to relax so that the pressures of thinking about what next can be very helpful. Listening to music helps you relax, and with this, you can increase your attention span and ease some muscle tension.
As an example, the arts of Einojuhani Rautavaara give a feeling of quietism.
Makes life more fun
As we try to figure out if listening to music can help us, one thing for sure is that without music, life will be dull and tedious. Listening to a bit of encouraging music can give you some confidence and that extra boost to keep you going with your work.
Listening to music also has the same effect as sitting out in the sun and enjoying some Vitamin D. It causes the release of dopamine, which causes a person to feel relaxed, happy, and more motivated. The truth of the matter is you cannot excel in your studies when you are not feeling relaxed and motivated.
In an article on the Lancet Akeem Sule, talks about research on how hip-hop music affects its listeners. An uplifting effect that can help them manage, accept, and deal better with issues. Hip-hop is not everyone’s favorite type of music. However, it does not hurt to try out new things that help give your mind the support that it does need.
Helps in exercising your brain
There are many ways of taking care of your brain. Reading, writing, solving puzzles, and listening to music also helps exercising your brain. In comparison with many activities that help in exercising your brain, listening to music is the most convenient if not best to do among them.
The list of the most famous finnish composers and artists to make your studying more productive and diversified:
1. Bernhard Henrik Crusell
2. Ernst Mielck
3. Helvi Leiviskä
4. Einojuhani Rautavaara
5. Tuomas Turriago
6. Uljas Pulkkis
7. Esa-Pekka Salonen
8. Jaakko Kuusisto
Every composer and artist could provide their moods and important features through the music they have been creating during the years. Of course, they have been living in different ages but it is a piece of art which one will be alive through the different epochs.
In conclusion, there have so many reasons to put out the effects of music on students. Most, if not all, pointed out that it is negative. However, before we completely shut down the idea that music cannot benefit one while studying, let’s consider some of these benefits and also reconsider how we can incorporate listening to music to help students perform better in school.