Things You'll Need
- Internet connection
Music always makes time fly–especially when you're studying. Music certainly makes it easier to power through the most boring subjects. Fortunately, you don't need an MP3 player or any other listening device. The Internet is loaded with websites where you can listen to music for free while you're at school.
Websites such as Pandora and Last.fm are great for finding music you like. You'll hear familiar tunes and also be exposed to new material. Blip.fm is another site that allows you to search for specific songs. You can also listen to music posted by people on your friends' list.
Enter your musical preferences. Pandora and Last.fm will ask for a list of artists you enjoy. You can also rate music selected for you. With Blip.fm you enter songs and artists and are provided with a playlist.
Think outside the box. Keep music videos in mind. If you can't find a particular tune, remember that lots of record companies have music videos on social video sites such as YouTube or Daily Motion. These sites are also great for listening to live performances, though sound quality varies.
Plug in your headphones. Listening to music at school can be helpful, but it's unlikely others will want to hear it. Always use headphones.
Check with your instructor first if you want to listen to music in class.
Nicholas Pell began writing professionally in 1995. His features on arts, culture, personal finance and technology have appeared in publications such as "LA Weekly," Salon and Business Insider. Pell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.