5 BENEFITS OF LEARNING MUSIC
I’m sure you must have encountered that one guy in college who would impress all the girls by playing those strings of his guitar all day long… well that is a benefit but here are some of real important benefits which you would have never thought about…
1: GREAT HEALTH
Scientifically speaking researchers have found out that playing music or learning a new instrument lowers your blood pressure, reduces stress and also anxiety levels. It is also proven that it even strengthens your immunological response, making you more resistant to viruses, that means we can actually enjoy playing music even at an old age, which will in turn keep our minds active. This is especially important in protecting ourselves from mind-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
2: GREAT CONFIDENCE LEVEL
Have you ever wondered how some seasoned musicians can go on stage in front of hundreds, or even thousands of people, and just perform? And it definitely takes a whole lot of self-belief and confidence to do something like that, no matter how good you are. Thus learning music gives you opportunities to put yourself in that situation and, more importantly, to pull through them! By improving abilities with a specific instrument and achieving your goals, you can feel very satisfied and this can greatly improve your self-esteem. The audience does not have to be massive; you could be performing for just one person or your partner. But when you pull off a performance, you will feel a whole lot better about yourself. And the best thing is, you will bring that confidence in different areas of your life.
Learning to play an instrument can boost a valuable lesson in discipline. This includes habits like setting time aside to practice and rise to the challenge of learning with discipline to master playing their instrument. When you know you have to practice music, you would responsibly do the other things in time just to learn music. Sometimes when you are unable to get a tune, you learn to be patient… which is also a part of discipline.
4: EXCELLENT IN MATH
Math Haters? This is your best chance of beating that subject with learning music because playing an instrument may seem like a creative act, but there are many parallels to math. Music and math are highly intertwined. By understanding beat, rhythm and scales, children are learning how to divide, create fractions and recognize patterns. “It seems that music wires a child’s brain to help him better understand other areas of math,” says Lynn Kleinberg, founder of Music Rhapsody in Redondo Beach, CA to Parents online.
5: ADVANTAGE IN SOCIAL LIFE
Remember what I first wrote? Well here’s the fact!
When you learn how to play an instrument, you are able to create something beautiful for your loved ones to enjoy, which brings you closer. If you decide to play music in public, you might make some new friends. If you play with a group of musicians, a sense of fellowship is shared amongst musicians, who can collectively produce so much more than an individual can. Nothing beats a good old-fashioned jamming/hangout session with other musicians, and the bonds and friendships you make are priceless.