Reasons To Play The Guitar
Powerful reasons why you should play guitar-Part One
Learning to play the guitar can change our well being in profound ways. Research suggests that guitar players’ brains work a bit differently than everyone else. Some see this is a sly nod to the oddball genius of some of the masters. On the other hand, there is some physiological evidence. The art of learning to play the chords and read sheet music opens up new neural pathways. A guitarist does have to rewire their brain, which leads to all kinds of cognitive benefits.
The benefits of playing guitar can be categorized into five distinct areas: social, personal, professional, mental health, and physical health benefits. This week we will focus on social, personal, and professional benefits.
The guitar is an instrument that brings people together as a group and connects them through music. Socially, guitarists can enjoy many benefits. They can change the mood by playing guitar in a room full of people. Few instruments equal a guitar when it comes to uniting people. There is a catch, though. You do need to be able to play! It is important to learn to play the guitar not to just mess around. You can also bring new people into your world by showing them your hidden talent.
The right lessons and passion can take you to a new level. You can go from a player strumming out some classics in your bedroom to a true musician creating your own riffs. You will become a well-rounded person by learning to play the guitar. The guitar can help you improve your concentration and memory by learning to read guitar tabs and creating chord shapes. The guitar can also boost your confidence and help you achieve a sense of fulfillment by creating new goals such as mastering a song. And it is achievements like this that teach us there is more to adult life than financial rewards.
Personal and social benefits of playing guitar can have a knock-on effect on our professional lives. This new attitude may lead to a can-do attitude on a challenging project at work. If you mastered a difficult section of a favorite song over a weekend, those spreadsheets should be a piece of cake! You will improve your time management skills by setting time for guitar practice.
Your rewired guitarist’s brain will set you up for a long life of cognitive health. You just have to remember to keep up with your playing. The same goes for the effects on stress-relief and relaxation. Guitar playing is so much more than a hobby for those with the passion to learn and better themselves. It becomes a part of who you are and a vital link in some of the best relationships you will have.
There are still two more benefits of playing the guitar. We will save them for next week. Be sure to come back and learn about the mental and physical health benefits of playing the guitar.