This is the Best YouTube Music Channel for Studying

I've always had the hardest time trying to find something to listen to while I studying or working. I'm the kind of person that, if I need to focus, I can't listen to any songs with words. At the same time though, I need to listen to something, or else outside noises will distract me. Nothing makes me more frustrated than trying to focus and hearing the person next to me breathing too hard or chewing too loud.

Luckily, I found the perfect YouTube channel. It's called Ambient World, and they have different hour-long videos that play calming montages of ambient music from popular movies and shows. They have songs from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia, Game of Thrones, and more. I've added some of my favorites down below, go give them a listen and I promise you'll feel more relaxed and focused than before. I know I did! 

  1. 1. Hagrid's Hut

    This is my absolute favorite of all the videos on Ambient World's channel. It brings me warm and happy memories from Harry's younger years at Hogwarts and calms me down to my core. I can really get some good studying going if this is playing.

  2. 2. Winterfell at Dusk

    For all my Game of Thrones fans out there, this one is a must listen. It brings you to the chilly world of Winterfell and can really bring along a sense of calmness, which can seem ironic from a show known for such violence.

  3. 3. Pirates of the Caribbean

    This one is for the adventure lovers out there. I wouldn't say this playlist is calm, but it can give you a small sense of urgency. So if you're working on an assignment that you've procrastinated on, this is the one to get you working faster. (Plus the boat animation is fun to follow along with.)

  4. 4. Chronicals of Narnia | Winter Woods

    Nothing is quite as relaxing as a snowy landscape, especially as an Alaskan. The tranquil air to this video really brings me a sense of serenity, making me feel I can finish any assignment I'm working on while listening to this. 

  5. 5. Star Wars | Moon of Endor

    If you are more into nature sounds, this video is perfect! It has the ever-changing noises of the forest with a tranquil Star Wars score overtop. 

  6. 6. The Shire

    This positive-theme ambience is one of my go-tos. The happy land of the hobbits fills with the humming of Ian McKellan and flutes in this video. It can make the most depressing homework assignment feel easier to look at. 

  7. 7. Rivendell

    The flowing waterfalls, the beautiful composition, this piece is as wonderful as you can imagine. 

So if you're having a tough time focusing, but still want some music playing, think about adding this to your repitoire of study hacks. It has really changed the way that I focus, and in turn, made me more successful in my academic and professional life.