Why does classical music help people learn better?

United States
April 3, 2010 4:44am CST
It has been said that if a person listens to classical music while studying for a test or doing homework, it supposedly increases their performance. Why is that? Has there actually been case studies that have proved or disproved this theory? Has there been a study where parents have let their babies listen to classical music in hopes of them becoming smarter? My cousin puts her baby to sleep with classical music. What do you Mylotters think?
5 responses
• Philippines
14 May 10
There had been studies that classical music increases serotonin level which is responsible for giving is a happy mood...having a happy mood increases performance level, that's why they say classical music help people learn better. Thanks
• Philippines
15 May 10
I think as long as you feel better or happy, your performance would be better. We all can do well when we are in good mood, when we are happy, and when we feel we don't have any problem.
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• India
4 Apr 10
Its true that classical music has some positive vibration. there are even some Ragas which are sung inorder to bring Rain,make oneself being relaxed. It also proved that it cures some diseases too...so hear and sing the songs and enjoy life.
• United States
4 Apr 10
Ragas? Do you mean Reggae? I've heard of rain dances but I have never heard of rain songs, unless you count the nursery rhyme "rain rain go away." Music really cures diseases? I guess music reaches all the way down to the soul giving it life and the body responds to the revamped soul. Music is indeed a very powerful instrument in many forms. I wonder if there has been research on what types of diseases have been cured by music.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 10
When I was a student and I was studying for my exams I listened to classical music to help me concentrate. I think classical music helps maintain interest and the information learned sinks into my brain. I can only talk of personal experience about listening to classical music during study. My baby daughter and toddler son like to hear classical music.
• United States
3 Apr 10
Maybe classical music requires appreciation. If someone doesn't appreciate classical music and hates listening to it, then I'm sure it won't help them on a test either. Classical music is art music. It's complicated music. It takes an educated person to be able to understand and appreciate it. For those who don't understand the complexity of classical music, they might not be able to get as much out of it, but still be able to listen to how soothing the music can be.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
3 Apr 10
classical musics are just classic!!! they got positive vibrations as they are sung or played by famous and eminent personalities, who are the worshipers of music and devotees of almighty by birth.
• United States
3 Apr 10
Classical music is classic. I agree. Other types of music are also worth listening to though. Jazz is also played by famous people. Each genre of music has it's own set of famous people who bring that particular type of music to life. Do you only listen to classical music or do you also appreciate other types of music?
• India
4 May 10
I think it is very subjective. A friend who was a class topper told me that he listens to music really loudly whilst studying and that's what helped him study more efficiently and ace his tests. I tried the same thing and could concentrate for even a minute. I like complete silence when I study. Having said that, I am a huge classical music fan! Baroque for life!