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Georgi Lozanov's music for easier learning

The Georgi Lozanov technique uses music in three distinct ways to accelerate learning:

1. Introductory music, along with deep breathing exercises, to relax participants and achieve the optimum state for easy learning.

2. An "active concert", in which the information to be learned is read in time to expressive music.

3. A "passive concert" in which the learner hears the new information read softly against a background of baroque music, to help move the information into the long-term memory banks. Here are a few typical selections:


Beethoven, Concerto for Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61.

Tchaikovsky, Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor for Piano and Orchestra.

Mozart, for Violin and Orchestra Concert No. 7 in D major.

Haydn, Symphony No. 67 in F. major; Symphony No. 69 in B. major

Beethoven, Concerto No. 5 in E flat major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73 ("Emperor").


Corelli, Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Violin and Orchestra in No. 2, 8, 5, 9.

Handel, The Water Music.

J.S. Bach, Fantasy in C Minor and Trio in D minor; Canonic Variations and Toccata.

Corelli, Concerti Grossi, Op. 4, No. 10, 11, 12.

Vivaldi, Five Concertos for Flute and Chamber Orchestra.

Selections are from Language Teacher's Suggestopedic Manual, by Georgi Lozanov and Evalina Gateva (1988), and Suggestology and Outlines of Suggestopedia, by Lozanov (1978), both published by Gordon and Breach, New York.