5 Reasons to learn to play a musical instrument

Whether you play rock guitar, jazz piano, drums or the banjo. 

Learning a musical instrument gives you a lot of benefits. I feel that if there’s one thing you should learn in your lifetime, it’s how to play an instrument. If you are unable to hire a tutor or join an academy then make use of internet and find a music blog to learn from. You can find suggestions for instruments there. Learn more about the various instruments and find one you would like to learn.

Here are 5 reasons why you should learn music:

1. Learning an instrument / Learning to play music increases your brain power

Studies show that there are many effects of music on the brain. People who play a musical instrument will learn and retain information better than those who don’t play music. Research now shows that children will benefit greatly from learning to play an instrument by increasing the IQ level and the development of certain parts of the brain. It makes getting through school a lot easier because children exposed to a musical instrument have much sharper reading and interpreting skills. Adults can benefit from playing an instrument because it will help sharpen your memory.

2. It Teaches Discipline

Learning to play an instrument is like learning a foreign language. One of the qualities musicians possess is discipline. If you’re not a very disciplined person then developing a daily practice habit will help you become more disciplined and have the added benefit of mastering and playing your instrument. There is no substitute for setting time to practice each day. Tracking your progress also help in improving determination, keep a journal with you or open a free music blog online.

3. Playing A Musical Instrument Relieve Stress

Playing an instrument can will help you feel more relaxed? You ever talk to professional musicians? They seem really mellow and go along with life’s ups and downs. Remember playing Music is one of life’s simple joys; it helps calm the mind.

4. Sense of Achievement

Mastering a new piece of music can be frustrating, but the satisfaction you’ll feel is priceless. Whether you play rock guitar, classical piano or bluegrass banjo it doesn’t matter, and believe me you’ll never forget the first piece you’ve mastered. You will be one step closer to achieving your goal and that is certainly something to be proud of.

5. Playing A Musical Instrument is Fun

Sure it can be a lot of hard work but the more you learn about your instrument the more fun it is. Once you get better at it, you can share your musical skill with your family and friends. You can get to together with other friends and neighbors and form a group, then it becomes even more fun and the drive to get better at your instrument increases as you gain more skills

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