Don’t get me wrong- I also enjoy having Lil’ Wayne and Kesha in the background while I study. But let’s all be honest with each other- anything on a top 40 countdown is not conducive to major academic accomplishments. It’s been scientifically proven that the best music to listen to while studying is classical baroque music. I know it’s scientifically proven, because I read it on Wikipedia. True story.
I won’t lie to you- classical music is an acquired taste. When I first started listening to it, I was more distracted by how much I didn’t like it than I would have been if I had just kept on singing to the Paradiso Girls. But eventually I got into “the zone” of when I actually focused in on my work, and miracles happened. My back-ache was cured, my runny nose dried up and I no longer need to wear my glasses to see long distances! OK, maybe not. But I can and will vouch for this classical baroque stuff. It really is significantly more calming than listening to all my favorite hits. I focus better, so my readings get done faster.
And because I love it so much, I’m sharing it with you for free- yes, FREE- today on YouTube. It’s a 16 song playlist, so you’ll probably finish before it does. (That’s what she said!) Behold:
Also, I think it would be approximately 15 different kinds of awesome if we could all build this playlist together. As in, after you begin to listen to classical music and your tastes grow, you let me know of songs to be added to the list, and I’ll add it on. And then we’ll have a hugely epic, 9 hour long classical baroque playlist for those kids who don’t do their assignments timely and need something in the background for all nighters. Cool, right? Yes, I thought so too.P.S. I lied. This list is not 100% classical baroque, but there were some other classical pieces that I thought just needed to be in the mix, as they are too bad to pass up. Don’t worry- nothing bad will happen to you. Enjoy your programming as normal.
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