Need some study music recommendations? Let students from Rowan’s music majors give you some suggestions.
I really enjoy listening to NCT and Day6 when I study.
They have both nice songs for background music (ballads calm songs) and songs that are upbeat and fun to keep you awake and feel more energized.
How It Was Discovered: I’ve been listening to the K-Pop genre since 2011 so I knew about NCT since they debuted as a group and Day6 was one of the first groups I listened to when I got into the genre.
– Mia Visconti, Freshman, Music Therapy major, Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County)
Ballade no.1 in g minor Op. 23 by Chopin
Chopin was an amazing romantic composer and pianist whose pieces are very emotional and well written. It is great background music for studying or doing something important. I use it for tests all the time.
How It Was Discovered: From the movie “The Pianist”
I suggest listening to Aladdin – Not3s.
This song has a very soothing vibe to help you vibe but still focus, with a little bit of Afro-beat tunes to groove to, very nice to study with.
How It Was Discovered: I discovered this song through the music streaming app AudioMack.
– Samuel Poku, Freshman, Music Industry major, Old Bridge, NJ (Middlesex County)
Plants – Crumb
It’s not too distracting and it’s soothing to listen to even when you aren’t doing homework.
How It Was Discovered: On my recommended songs in Spotify.
– Katie Alvarez, Sophomore, Music Education major, Passaic, NJ (Passaic County)
Darlin’ – Tobi Lou
It’s slow and I like his voice.
How It Was Discovered: From a friend
– Nayyirah Wood, Freshman, Music Education major, Philadelphia, Pa
“walk but in the garden” – LLusion
Off the bat, you can recognize the chord progression remains in a major key. The melody has aspects of suspense and resolution, making it pleasing to the ear. A unique aspect about this song is that the melody and chord progression repeat consistently throughout the piece, easily making it uplifting background noise.
How It Was Discovered: I was editing a Spotify playlist of mine, and this song popped up in the recommended songs section. I find a lot of new music through this feature of Spotify’s playlists.
– Arianna Granda, Freshman, Vocal Music Education major, Bantiviglio Honors Concentration, Rockaway, NJ (Morris County)
Sweetest Somebody I Know – Nelson Rangell
The song just has a really chill vibe to it that you can just listen to in the background while doing other things.
– Tyler O’Shaughnessy, Sophomore, Music Education – Instrumental major, Atco, NJ (Camden County)
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