Music Vs. Classical Music

916 Words Dec 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Classical Music
How often do you listen to music while you’re studying to try to make the task more entertaining? Students regularly listen to music while studying as a way to help them stay engaged in studying (Beentjes, Koolstra, & van der Voort, 1996). Well, based on what music you listen to, you may actually be hindering yourself rather than helping. When students listen to classical music while they are studying it has many beneficial effects. It has positive body influences, it activates the left and right hemispheres of the brain, slows heart rate, and lowers blood pressure. Students are always looking for effective ways to study and improve test scores and this is a viable option. With vast research on this topic, we should be using it to inform students instead of keeping them in the dark and leaving them to their own resources. Because research shows that listening to classical music while studying will improve test scores, memory and learning, and a decrease in anxiety, we should encourage all students to listen to classical music while they study.

When looking at the effects that music has on the body, there is a key aspect that plays into the positivity. Rhythm is an important aspect of music that we study when observing the effects that music has on the body. There are two major types of responses to rhythm. The actual hearing of it, and then the physical response to it (O’Donnell). We have natural rhythm in our body that is necessary to existence. It is…
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