Do you study/do work with music playing on the background?

Philippines
January 31, 2007 8:47am CST
When you study for exams, or work on a project, do you prefer music playing on the background or just utter silence? Some people tend to think better when there is music while others just cannot concentrate when there is music on the background.. In your case, with ot without music?
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11 responses
@victorwzj (539)
7 Feb 07
Whenever I doing work or study I don't like music on the background. I am type of person that easily distracted and I need absolute silent to concentrate on something. There are people that cannot think even there are soft music on the background.
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
Yeah. I know people who are exactly like that. =) They tend to concentrate more when there is silence. =) In my case, I easily get bored, so music is a must for me. =)
• India
6 Feb 07
actually when comming to studing i want my surroundings should also b silent.but other than stdying if i am in any work then i prefer to do when music is on.and i can complete the work more faster when music is on.
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I see.. I study and work mostly with music in the background. It makes me more creative as I noticed. =)
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
6 Feb 07
with, definitely, with music. especially if i'm working on a project. heck, i'm listening to music right now. 'what you know' by T.I is playing now. studying though, i don't know if i could study with music on, yeah if i doing math or something then music' ok.
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I am on a project right now too and I have a JPop song playing in the background. =) It really keeps me in the mood and makes my braincells dance. LOL
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
sometimes i study with music because for me, if im so serious studying my notes, i easily get bored. so i prefer to study with music. but there are times that im not in the mood to listen the music when im studying.
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
Moody aren't we? =) Well, I feel that way sometimes. But most of the time, I study with music in the background. =)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I need to have complete silence when studying for examinations when i was in college..some of my friends do listen to music while studying which until now puzzles me.how can they concentrate with music in the background?
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Haha. Some people's braincells actually work better when stimulated by music. I'm not making that up. I've read it on Reader's Digest. =P Some people just don't like any kind of sound when doing work or studying for them to be able to concentrate (like you do). =) It's more of a scientific fact than a matter of preference. =)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
i love music as muxh as possible i study or do whatever i want with music,.,,it relaxes me and puts me in the mood.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
That's exactly why I almost always have music with me. =) I couldn't get thru a day's work properly without some tunes playing in the background. =) We share the same idea. =)
@mkeanel01 (974)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
when i study i love to listen to music especially to rock ones and hiphop ones..it makes my mind work a lot..i usaully have my earphone plug in my ears whenever i go..i think music makes me work all the time..
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Yeah. Work gets boring when it is too quiet. =) I usually have an earphone in my ear when I work. =) It keeps me awake. LOL
• United States
1 Feb 07
When I work in the office - sometimes it's music on and sometimes it's off. When I paint, music is always on. When I study, music is off.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I see. In my case, I always have music in the background whenever I work or study. =) It makes me think better.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I can't study and read with noise in the background of any kind. I can't think and remember things with noise. When I read or study, I need total silence so my poor brain can comprehend things.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
Ahaha is that so. =) Don't be so hard on yourself. =) People just have different preferences when it comes to this kind of stuff. =) Silence really makes people think better. But in some cases, it doesn't (like in my case).
@ainee82 (618)
• Philippines
8 Feb 07
When I was younger, I'd study with a music on and my mom would tell me how can I study with that thing on! I'd tell her even doctors listen to music when they are operating why couldn't I study with the music in the background. She won't agree with me. So does my dad. He thinks I should have "utter silence" when I study. But they couldn't stop me. Now, it's weird because I'm now on the other side. I'm now part of the people listen to when they study. I have now worked in the same media that have been part of my life ever since I was a kid. the Radio biz! :)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
7 Feb 07
I used to be able to do that long ago, but now i cannot do it anymore..it really distracts me, and my brain ends up following the music and not what i am reading. So if it depends on me i turn the music off :)