Music and Studying – Which Music is Best for Learning?
Can listening to any one STYLE of music REALLY help you learn faster, improve memory, AND retain more of what you study?
- As it turns out, the answer is YES.
So back in the 1960s, there was this Bulgarian psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Georgi Lozanov, who spent over 30 years studying the effect of music on memory and learning.
I mean, this guy was OBSESSED.
In fact, he was one of the first people to discover music has a measurable effect on the brain, on a deep emotional level.
But more importantly…
He figured out specific STYLES of music can actually make your brain MORE receptive to learning…
In fact, over a 30-year span, he ran hundreds of experiments testing the effect of music on various aspects of learning:
Like for example…
"In one of Lozanov’s studies…
He’d give test subjects a short article to read – telling them they were going to be quizzed on the material.
Then he’d divide the subjects into two groups:
Group A and Group B.
Then he’d give both groups 15 minutes to read the article.
BUT he’d have Group A listen to one style of music. And Group B another style.
Once the 15 minutes was up, he’d wait an hour, ask them questions about the article, and compare how much each group remembered.
Then he’d do the same thing the next day, a week later, and then a month after that."
And he ran experiments like that one testing virtually every style of music you can imagine.
Eventually, he came to the conclusion that there IS in fact specific music that helps you learn faster and remember more.
Any guesses on what it might be?
Well, if you guessed Classical Music, then…
DING DING DING! You are CORRECT :-)
At least, partially…
Because here’s the kicker:
Lozanov ALSO discovered you can’t simply turn on ANY classical music to get the effect…
(Only certain individual pieces work.)
AND you have to listen to them during specific points in the learning process to get the effect.
Now pay close attention, because this is the important part…
You see, for music to help you learn faster and remember more, you need to break your learning process down into the following 3 stages:
Because music impacts your brain DIFFERENTLY at each of these stages, according to what something we call the RAM Music Effect™.
And here’s how it breaks down:
The RELAXATION stage takes place BEFORE you begin studying.
In this stage, Lozanov determined you want to listen to 3-5 minutes of RELAXATION music to help your brain enter the optimal learning state.
This makes your brain most RECEPTIVE to learning new information.
An example that’s been proven to work is Claude Debussy’s Deux Arabesques.
The ACTIVE LEARNING stage, which comes next is when you read and absorb NEW information for the first time.
During this stage, Lozanov determined you want to listen to what’s known as an Active Concert – a bold, expressive piece of classical music – which helps you quickly ABSORB the information.
An example that’s been proven to work is Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor for Piano and Orchestra.
And finally, the MEMORY CONSOLIDATION phase is when you’re reviewing material you’ve just learned — And want to RETAIN that information in your brain.
During this stage, you want to study to what’s known as a Passive Concert — a melodic, baroque piece of classical music – which helps CONSOLIDATE the information into your long-term memory.
An example that’s been proven to work is Corelli’s Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, No. 2.
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