Background Music For Improved Concentration

In a previous article, I had shared some of my food of thoughts on why I’m keen to listen to instrumental music and also shared some of my favorite instrumental music which I listen to.

“music can raze out the written troubles of the brain” William Shakespeare

Yeah !!! There’re some people who like to listen to music as relaxing while working or do anything for concentration as therapy and same another side there are some people who don’t like to listen to music. Anyway, different people have different philosophies behind listening to music.

I use music to focus, like an internal motor. Edgar Wright

Theoretical Perspectives:

There are some theoretical approaches that indicate that background music can potentially benefit learning outcomes.

1. The Mozart effect:

The Mozart effect refers to the theory that listening to the music of Mozart may temporarily boost scores on one portion of an IQ test. Wiki

The Mozart effect assumes a direct influence of background music on cognitive abilities.

2. The Arousal & Mood Hypothesis:

The arousal-mood-hypothesis assumes a mediation effect over-arousal and mood.

3. Seductive Detail Effect:

The seductive detail effect indicates that seductive details such as background music worsen learning. Moreover, as working memory capacity has a crucial influence on learning with seductive details, we also included the learner’s working memory capacity as a factor in our study.

Scientific Benefit:

Listening to music can be entertaining and numerous scientific and psychological research studies have shown that this can be beneficial since music and background music offers a range of benefits when it comes to factors such as productivity, creativity, concentration, and mood.

“One good thing about music, is when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

There are some world-famous musicians like Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift who have discussed publicly the benefits of music on our healthy specifically mental health.

  • Relaxes the mind
  • Increases concentration
  • Lessens distractions
  • Improves focus
  • Improves performance in high-pressure situations, such as mid-terms and finals week

Relative Articles:

It is interesting how music effects your concentration. These are a few brilliant articles that reminded you why I love listening to Instrumental background music. They keep you focused and are not distracting.

My Philosophy:

I like to listen to very specific different kinds of music at different times in the background depending on what I’m doing. If I’m reading or concentrating on anything it must be non-lyrical relaxing music. If I’m doing anything that doesn’t require extreme focus, background music is a must and it is can be anything. It’s very relaxing and in my opinion, I find that I’m more focused when listening to it.

I find that I can benefit from listening to any music while what I’m doing, as long as I follow these few simple rules:

  • Any song with lyrics must be a song I’ve heard so many times that the lyrics have become part of the melody and not something new which can distract me.
  • Avoid that music that changes gears a lot throughout the piece. I could never listen because it easily distract me from my important tasks.
  • the best background should probably be very light.
  • One of the most important things to get right is volume. This is important whether you’re listening to your favorite kind of music with lyrics or instrumental. Music that is too loud and sits above the “background” threshold is likely to be more distracting than helpful. Noise-canceling headphones can help you keep music at a low level, even in loud environments.

My Playlist:

I have picked some of the best ones from my playlists on YouTube. I hope this list helps you to boost some productivity. So here are some suggested genres and examples of each that may help put your brain in the right frame of mind. Take a listen.

Different Music Suits Different Tasks

Sounds of nature:

Crock Pot — Diamond Ortiz

Sufi Dhikr background:

This is excellent background music for working or generally needing focus, ty for sharing!

Final Thought:

Music has become much more readily available to the public in the past decades. Many people like to listen to music or background noise while they perform various activities, such as working, studying, or exercising. It can be hard to focus in a world with so many distractions.

music is often designed to motivate without being distracting. It’s ultimately designed to help focus you on the task at hand.

For some situations, it seems intuitive to think that music would help to enhance our experience. The right kind of music can make all the difference often make for perfect background audio to help you focus.

Music doesn’t just motivate you. It can also help reduce stress and promote a more positive mindset.

I hope you will find the best music for your needs. Choosing music carefully can help you maximize its benefits.

Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.

Be patient with yourself. And Keep learning!!

Always start your day by renewing your intention that everything you do for yourself and your community, whether it be your acts of worship or daily chores. It all has to be merely for the sake of Allah (SWT) and Also, I ask Allah (SWT) to make my work dedicated only to him and forgiveness from Allah ( SWT), if I have got anything wrong. It is He who is the Hearing, the knowing..

And all praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose help and guidance nothing can be accomplished. May Allah bless and protect you and your faith Ameen.

If you enjoyed reading, learned anything interesting, or know anyone who should read this, please feel free to recommend or write a response. I’m always excited to hear from others and learn.



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Raja Muhammad Mustansar Javaid

Raja Muhammad Mustansar Javaid


Writer | network engineer | Traveler | Biker | Polyglot. I’m so deep even the ocean gets jealous