5 ways playing a guitar makes you smarter

Sound plays an important role in our lives. We are surrounded by sounds.
It is said in yoga scriptures that “Nad Brahma”; that is, the sound is God.It is said so, because our body and whole world is a sound or a vibration. This means that different types of sounds can have different effects on us.

The Greek philosopher Plato Said long ago  :
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

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Yes there are so many benefits of listening to music. When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become active.
But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.
Research suggests that Playing musical instrument especially guitar has some amazing benefits on your brain, mind and body.

There are so many incredible benefits to playing guitar

1. Strengthens Memory:

This hobby amazingly helps us improve your memory. During practices, guitarists are developing their musicianship and multitasking at the same time. While playing a guitar you are performing multiple activities like reading tabs and chords, managing to play different chord shapes with your hand, listening to the sound to make pitch adjustments, Keeping tempo and time of the song, and sometimes even singing along with all this.
All this multitasking is best form of exercise for your brain as we are processing multiple things at once. This type of
Musical training increases blood flow to the brain leading more oxygen to you your brain.

2. Enhanced ability to integrate sensory information:

Playing guitar lights up your brain like no other activity.
Learning and playing guitar engages your auditory, motor, and visual skills simultaneously.
Playing a guitar over time strengthen the neurons and neuron-highways in the brain to make information travel faster, increase reaction time, and compartmentalize information more efficiently.
So Musicians have an enhanced ability to integrate sensory information from hearing, touch, and sight.

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3. Improves math, science and reading skills:

The process of learning to play guitar helps you significantly increasing the rate of learning in math, science and reading.
Some research claims that there is a connection between music and mathematics and it can even increase IQ by seven points in both children and adults, according to researchers.

4. Mental & Emotional Benefits:

In today’s smart phone word with hectic work schedules and no time for friends and family.
We are losing connection with humans and stuck with gadgets. Everywhere you look, people these days are so stressed out and our relationships and community ties are getting weaker and weaker.
Just pick up your guitar and have jam sessions with your friends and family.

Playing a guitar with others actually strengthens our connections with those people. And will keep you long away from mental illnesses.

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5. Boosts your creativity:

Everyone has a deep emotional connection with music. Remembers those 90’s Indi pop songs like;

 

Tanha Dil by shaan
Yaaron – KK
O sanam – Lucky Ali
Deewana – Sonu Nigam
Pal – KK
Duur – Strings
Maaeri – Euphoria
Sayonee – Junoon
Dooba Dooba – Silk Route
Give you a sense of nostalgia right?
These are some of the best songs from 90s that you can play on guitar.

We get a great feeling from playing a songs from our favorite band or singers from our teenage years.
At the same time music can also create a sense of euphoria.
With intermediate playing skills you can write and compose your own songs and express your feelings.

So these are some of the benefits of taking up this relaxing hobby and learning it to become better and better at it.
Celebrating your creativity, having fun discovering how to make music, socializing, improved alertness, escape from anxiety,
Stress relief, sense of fulfilment, multitasking, improve your concentration and memory and many more.

What more you need.

So pick up your guitar and “play the moment”..

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