Exam time again? Here is the world’s best study music

Struggling to learn entire essays word for word? Fear no more! We have compiled the very best music to study too.

It takes a special type of headspace to be able to study well. The ultimate test of focus with endless possibility for distraction. It has even led to many stressed uni-goer hailing themselves a professional procrastinator.

However the right music can do wonders when studying and even put you into a deep meditative space wherein, the words flow and it’s scientifically proven to withhold more information.

From the vast contemporary landscapes of synth ambience to the piano flourishes of Chopin here is the best music to study too and get those A’s without fail.

Coming up to exam time again? Overloaded with homework? We have compiled a comprehensive list of the best ever music to zone in and study too.

Dominique Lawalrée

Sounding sometimes like the inside of a child’s imagination, the meditative simplicity of Dominique Lawalrée‘s work serves as a stream of consciousness that encapsulates the mind and takes you through a beautiful otherworldly realm.

In 1976, Lawalrée founded the Walrus Editions imprint as a way to release and share his non-commercial solo work. Using his label as a launchpad, Lawalrée recorded prolifically releasing over 500 compositions and 29 albums throughout his career. His music often featured measured meditative patterns that embodied ambient sound often consisting of keyboards and synthesizers which later became part of the New Simplicity movement.

The New Simplicity movement was a group of German composers in the late 70s who railed against European avant-garde of the 1960s and 70s and the broader tendency towards objectivity established in the 20th Century. Check out anything from these composers for a lifetime of great study music.

Dominique Lawalrée died this year age 65.


Perhaps the most enigmatic, elusive composer of all time, Frédéric Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist who wrote mostly solo piano pieces from the Romantic Era. Known for his effortless flourishes and poetic genius, Chopin was unmatched by anyone of his era.

More than 150 years after his death his ‘Nocturnes’ endure as some of his most famous work and are still played worldwide. The simplicity of the solo piano is what makes his music so masterfully crafted and it won’t distract you from your work but will instead stem colourful new ideas as Chopin effortlessly glides between measures.

Only two photos survive of Chopin due to the elusive nature of the composer and every surviving painting of the man remain ever changing.

Frédéric Chopin died at age 39 of tuberculosis, 1849.

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy was a French composer from the turn of the 20th Century and is one of the most influential composers of the time. He is often seen as the first Impressionist composer although he fervently rejected the term.

Though his family was of low economic status and little cultural talent he showed enough music talent to be admitted, by the age of 10, to the most prestigious French school of music, the Conservatoire de Paris. Although he originally studied the piano, Debussy was far more interested in innovative composition, regarding the Classical Symphony as obsolete and seeking an alternative in his ‘symphonic sketches’. This was much to the dislike of his conservative professors and Debussy took nearly 30 years to perfect his style.

At the age of 40 he achieved international fame in 1902 with his only completed opera, Pelléas et Mélisande. The suite bergamasque was Debussy’s most famous piano stuie, notably for the third movement entitled Clair de Lune. Undoubtedly a masterpiece it is one of the most fascinating, entrancing piano works I’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing and it inspired by a Paul Verlaine poem of the same name.

Four Tet

A modern take on study music, Four Tet is an english musician and producer. Keiran Hebden first rose to prominence after moving to London and joining a post-rock band called Fridge.

In 2017 he released his ninth studio album, New Energy. Hebden produced 45 tracks for the album and 14 made the record. While it was intended to be a minimal ambient LP it ended up becoming far more wide-reaching and complex. It’s a departure from the down tempo glitch of his previous four albums and thus became the perfect, meditative study buddy.


The undying legend that is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has created some of the most enduring and world renowned classical music ever written.

His prevailing legacy came to the fore again in 2016. To celebrate 225 years since his death, the compilation Mozart 225 was released on October 28, and shot straight to the top of the CD charts with blinding speed, outselling Drake and Kanye West.

It’s the most comprehensive work ever dedicated to a single composer with 200 CDs included in the collection, that bumps the total number of discs sold to over 1.1 million, cementing the boy genius turned composer’s pole position on the CD chart.

To make choosing even easier for you, here’s a handy six hour Mozart compilation designed for study.