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Listening to music can make studying easier and more enjoyable, but you need to make sure that you’re listening to the right kind. According to researchers, in order to improve your focus, you should typically be listening to instrumental music that doesn’t have any lyrics to distract you and compete for your brain’s memory space. Fortunately, Spotify has plenty of great playlists that are specifically designed to help you study. Here are some to keep in mind for your next study session.

  1. Intense Studying

This playlist of sonatas and concertos by composers like Bach, Dvorak, and Mozart was created by Spotify and is full of upbeat tempos to keep you focused and on track. This is the perfect playlist for lovers of classical music.

  1. Superior Study Playlist

This playlist by Taylor Diem is made up of selections from film scores as well as instrumental beats from artists like Explosions in the Sky and Max Richter. This compilation is great for those that want to stay focused, but may not be too keen on classical music.

  1. Workday Lounge

With a title like “Workday Lounge,” this playlist by Spotify may sound like it should be the kind of bland, boring music you would hear in an elevator. While it is intended to be soothing and relaxing, it also contains beats by artists like ST*RMAN and Azul Grande that are intense enough to help you focus even while you relax.

  1. Acoustic Concentration

The sound of a solo acoustic guitar can be incredibly relaxing. This playlist contains lyric-free selections from guitarists like Michael Hedges, Antoine Dufour, Phil Keagy, and over a dozen others.


If you’re looking for a genre other than classical, EDM, jazz, or others that traditionally don’t have lyrics, this might be more up your alley. The “NO LYRIC – STUDY” playlist by perryhan is made up of instrumental covers of everything from 90s grunge to more recent pop hits. As per the title of the list, there are no lyrics in any of these covers.

When it comes to music, everyone has their own tastes. If you look long enough at these or the many other playlists available on Spotify, you’re bound to find something that works for you and your studying habits. Find the lyric-free styles that appeal the most to you if you’re looking to make your next study session more impactful.