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Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable

GUEST,John 15 May 03 - 05:01 AM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 15 May 03 - 06:01 AM
Padre 15 May 03 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,emily b 15 May 03 - 06:28 PM
Mr Happy 15 May 03 - 06:52 PM
greg stephens 15 May 03 - 07:02 PM
NicoleC 15 May 03 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 15 May 03 - 11:52 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 16 May 03 - 12:00 AM
Sorcha 16 May 03 - 12:29 AM
Cluin 16 May 03 - 01:10 AM
JennyO 16 May 03 - 09:21 AM
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Subject: Review: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: GUEST,John
Date: 15 May 03 - 05:01 AM

Hello,
I am doing a research on working with listening to music subject.
I want to know that, whether listening and working simultaneously , is      
helping to increase the efficiency. If the answer is yes then how much   
percentage ,if no, then why people are doing this.



John
website- http://www.xponsewebs.com


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Subject: RE: Review: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 15 May 03 - 06:01 AM

Do you want a statistical percentage, or are you just gathering information out of which you will create the statistics?
I frequently listen to music while doing desk work. I find it helps me concentrate, relax, and focus. I couldn't tell you whether I am therefore more efficient, but I could guess so. I couldn't tell you the percentage!
I am a music teacher, so am making music all day every day, and often play music to teach the children about the masterworks or music of the world's traditions, also to teach them to listen! Never as background music, though I use some music (mostly instrumental) in that way at home.


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Subject: RE: Review: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: Padre
Date: 15 May 03 - 09:48 AM

I listen to music while I am composing my sermons - usualyy classical. I find it helps my concentration.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Review: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: GUEST,emily b
Date: 15 May 03 - 06:28 PM

I listen to music a bunch at work and it's probably mostly distracting. I stare out the window alot too and that's distracting but I don't take a cigarette break ever...

The only music that seems to enhance my working is Baroque. Don't know why. I think it helps me focus my brain. I do find when I particularly need to concentrate, I turn the music off.

I wonder how much improved our driving would be if we didn't listen to music in the car?

Emily B


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Subject: RE: Review: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 May 03 - 06:52 PM

u need to define valuable/nonvaluable? & also how are u measuring this?


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: greg stephens
Date: 15 May 03 - 07:02 PM

philip glass and edmundo ros i find very helpful, but i couldnt quantify it.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: NicoleC
Date: 15 May 03 - 07:41 PM

Music in the car tends to keep me alert, maybe by keeping part of my brain ticking, and I can easily shift focus to or away from it if conditions demand my full attention. Music at work just annoys and distracts me, and I can't really de-focus from it when I need (like I can in a car) to for some reason.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 15 May 03 - 11:52 PM

My doctorial studies were in the field of autotelic experiences. This is probably what you are looking for. Your quest should begin with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and his Flow Theory; he is the "master" as far as I am concerned. Simple in its brillance and his ground-breaking work in new methods of data collection have expanded world views on creativity, work, and education. One of his earlier works, that had a profound effect on my own personal life philosphies, is Beyond Boredom and Anxiety

Mountains and mountains of research is available, however, with the caveat of "The Hawthorn Studies."

HAVE FUN!!!!

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Does it work? YES! The art is in its application.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 16 May 03 - 12:00 AM

OK - I went to the Xponce website you indicated - what does it have to do with your research?

What exactly IS your research?

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 May 03 - 12:29 AM

For years my house (or other serious work) has been cleaned thanks to either Odetta or DeDannan but I don't do 'background' music. My kids do, to anything.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: Cluin
Date: 16 May 03 - 01:10 AM

I went to the site too, Garg. I smell a come-on.

Yep, the ol' bait-and-switch.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: JennyO
Date: 16 May 03 - 09:21 AM

This is somebody who can't do blue clickies????

I smell a rat.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: GUEST
Date: 16 May 03 - 09:30 AM

looks like a bloody commercial to me....


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: PoppaGator
Date: 16 May 03 - 10:17 AM

I don't see how it's remotely possibly to come up with objective quantified results of this "research." Any effort to do so could only result from including a boatload of hidden assumptions when setting up the premises.

That said, I would prefer to have music playing at work, but it's verboten at my place of employment -- we don't even have sound cards and speakers on our PCs. I can see how "sound bleed" would be a problem in any small office or any large or small "cubicle farm" -- some coworkers prefer quiet, and those that would like music have widely divergent tastes.

If/when I work at home, I'll generally have music playing.

Instrumental music is probably less distracting than songs, whose lyrics demand a cerain amount of attention.


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Subject: RE: Working with Music valuable/nonvaluable
From: CraigS
Date: 16 May 03 - 06:27 PM

With my psychology hat on:
Music can act to suppress outside (sound) influences while you are trying to concentrate, if it is music with which you are familiar - otherwise you tend to give it attention. Lyrics can be very distracting, especially if you are trying to work in a language which is not your native tongue, unless the lyrics are in a language with which you are not familiar, eg. I often listen to Ofra Haza while working because I can't understand Hebrew.

With my hard hat on:
This subject has been very heavily researched, so anyone asking about it in such vague terms is trying to re-invent the wheel or sell something. The general opinion is we don't want to buy it ...


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