It depends on the person and the type of music you listen to. If someone does listen to music it's suggested that it should not have lyrics and is just there in the background.
No it isn't, not at all.
Actually, it has been scientifically proven that music does only distract you. However, the basis on which "work" is measured is questionable, however. Personally, I prefer to listen to music
Complete silence makes me nervous.
Then how the fuck do you go to sleep at night. THat makes no sense
Well, there is the sound of the AC I guess.
There always has to be something making a little noise. I put my fan on low, or put on my radio on a low volume. To me, complete silence is the most distracting noise of all.
Maybe they have a radio or something?
My Beatles wall clock never shuts up. Always makes this loud annoying ticking sound. I get used to it.
I hate those clocks, I had to hide it behind a couch in another room to get some silence...
TICK TICK TICK TICK
It's so annoying
I can listen to music when I'm doing work involving numbers (math, science, etc) but not when I'm doing work involving words (english, history, foreign languages, etc). I think it's because the lyrics only bother me when I'm trying to focus on other words.
I just can't listen to music while reading, other than that, it's John Mayer like I said up there ^^^^
Maybe I would concentrate better in COMPLETE silence... but complete silence is nearly impossible (at least for me). When I'm not listening to music all the little sounds stand out more and are more distracting. Music covers up all the little noises that I would otherwise find distracting.
Yeah, that's how i fall better asleep. AC, brother reading, dad typing, mom meditating, TV screaming 'but his', gameboy going 'Ding, ding', cat meowing, dog barking, wind blowing, rain and fish breathing all together is worse than music.
yup ITS SO IRRITATING its like shut up fred! Trying to sleepher... Stop breathing for pete's (and my) sake!
wups typo TV=saying 'buy this' LOL FAIL
I have to have complete silence when I'm studying or doing work. Sometimes, I can listen to music while I read, but that's just because the book is usually good enough to drown out the music in my head. I like listening to lyrics when I listen to music, so I can't focus on lyrics and what I'm writing before I write something I didn't mean in my essay or something. I even find classical music distracting because I'm a classical singer who has knowledge in music theory and analysis! And I DEFINITELY cannot fall asleep to music!
Just don't listen to loud music with lots of words. I hate classical, but it does help me think
I listen to John Mayer on volume like .25 when I'm doing homework. I mean, I can't do work in silence, but I also can't do it while blasting upbeat music so I settle with John Mayer on a pretty low volume.
silence: sleeping, mornings, hard hw, hard reading
music: before bed, right when i wake, easy hw, light reading, studying, car ride
I disagree with this to a point-any music with lots of words is really distracting but when I'm listening to something ambient or something electronic I usually finish stuff faster.
Only for some people.
This is so stupid. It just depends on the person, don't assume everyone functions exactly like yourself.
Ok then explain to me how your post is negative? Some people can't retain audiobooks, some people can't focus long enough to read an actual book, some people memorize stuff better by writing it, some people memorize stuff better by singing it. People function differently.
I usually can't focus on math or science in complete silence, because I distract myself with my own thoughts, and it's the same when I'm trying to sleep. I usually listen to my tv but on a show that I've seen a lot of times before so I really don't feel like I have to listen to know what's going on.
I work best with trance/techno on headphones.
It seriously all depends on how your head is wired. Mine works far better with music. Keeps things working on a rythm.
I want to agree, since it's true for me with homeork, but some people DO use music to help them concentrate. I have to have silence for thinking work, but with art it definitely helps.
I concentrate better on everything if I'm listening to music (unless I'm writing lyrics or playing guitar) - I can't function in complete silence.
I can't do a damn thing with music in the background.
Music gets me going on homework because I'm less bored with it, but if I'm pressed for time I have turn if off to get things done faster. It's distracting 9 times out of ten.
;D I agree! when I'm doing homework or something I'm like "Oh I'll just listen to some music, that'll make things more interesting." Then I stop doing homework.
I'm not sure if I should agree or disagree. I can't have music when I'm studying because I have to read out loud but when I'm doing math problems I like to have the Spirit soundtrack on in the background.
I can't even finish my homework without listening to music.
I didn't expect this is to in the worst rated. This is actually true to some degree. The human mind can only multi task so well.
No, music really does help you concentrate on school work, it make distracting noises go away, and also gives you motivation to get the work done faster and efficiently.