Play Your Guitar Out in Philly
Take your guitar with you!
Last year was a miserable year. The pandemic has meant that unemployment rose, businesses were closed, and lockdowns prevented social gatherings. Travel has been curtailed for most people, and holiday destinations have seen a fraction of the normal number of tourists. Being stuck indoors for much of the time meant many people picked up new hobbies. Some of the more popular hobbies were learning new recipes, trying to learn a new language, and playing instruments.
Now that there is an end in sight for holidays once more, people are starting to dream and plan where they might go. If you were one of the many people who decided to learn guitar during the pandemic, then you are probably not planning to take it with you if you are traveling. Here is why you should.
Playing the guitar is well known for reducing stress, improving memory, and helping concentration. It can also be a great booster for a person’s confidence, and even make them a better listener. There are many other benefits to playing the guitar or any instrument, and it could also improve your holiday, depending on the type of vacation you are taking.
If you are a beginner guitarist then you can spend quality time learning more while in a relaxing environment. It can also help you engage with other people, which may be desirable when traveling alone. Below are some reasons why you may want to take your guitar.
It’s the perfect time to learn more
Learning might not be something you want to do on your vacation, but you will be doing so in one way or another anyway. Everywhere you visit you will be learning about diverse cultures, food, and history. You will likely visit sights and learn about the past or pick up some words in another language so there is no reason why you can’t use some of your time to learn the guitar.
Play with local musicians
If you are slightly more accomplished, or a confident beginner, you could end up jamming with some locals. Many destinations are popular with local musicians and having your guitar with you is a way to meet some new people. People lose inhibitions on holiday and while you may not have the confidence to go on stage back home, things are more relaxed on vacation. Not only might you make new friends, but you may also return home more confident about your talents.
You can learn new styles
Different countries have different guitar styles. If you track down a teacher for a few lessons away, you may pick up some things you never would back home.
For beginners a vacation is a great time to learn the guitar. There will be quieter times, fewer distractions, no work worries, and you will be more relaxed. Practice is very important when learning the guitar, and in between sightseeing, swimming, drinking cocktails, and exploring, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new chords and songs.
Many people take their laptops and books with them on vacation, so why not a guitar? When you’re back home, don’t forget to keep taking those guitar lessons!