Pandora's Wind Down genre includes a collection of stations such as the Buddha Bar, with surreal lyrics, modal harmonies, and a slow-moving bass line.The Chill genre contains stations that are mostly acoustic playlists, with an emphasis on calm, sedate music.
In the spirit of even fuller disclosure, I admit that I multitask on occasion myself.
However, right now I'm solely focused on writing this advice.
Here you'll find music suitable for relaxation, spa, ambient, and a whole range of subareas of New Age music types: instrumental, acoustic, solo piano, and beats. The Classical genre has a number of good channels that might trip your studying trigger: classical guitar, symphonies, renaissance, baroque.
A Classical for Studying Radio channel promises a New Age aesthetic and an overall meditative sound. It's quite possible that some people do better with background music: people have different tastes, different study habits, and different ways of handling noise and distraction.
Since Pandora Internet Radio is probably the most well-known place to grab free music on the go, and tons of students love to listen to music while they study, it only stands to reason that people might need some advice about choosing the best Pandora stations for studying and homework. Since researchers are at least agreed that quieter music without lyrics is the most conducive music to study to (barring no music at all), here are a few genre Pandora stations that may be ideal for you to study by.
When you log in to Pandora, you can choose an artist, a genre, or a song to get started. Some are instrumental only, and they cover a wide range of musical styles.
I've heard people say that the best kind of music to listen to while doing homework is classical.
That may be true, but I don't have too many Beethoven or Tchaikovsky CDs laying around my room.
In other words, don't sing along, for example, or don't pick music that you either don't like or like too much.
Your emotional response to music does add to the distraction value: music that is too stimulating or too sleep-inducing will also be a distraction.