What are the Benefits of Playing the Guitar?

By Frank Coutinho | May 07, 2018
Photo by: Pexels There are many benefits to playing the guitar.

If you are looking to pick up a new hobby that will help you become a more well-rounded person, and are looking to play the guitar, then you have made the right choice. There are many benefits people receive from playing the guitar such as: relieving stress, boosting your brain power, can help you reduce physical pain, heal your heart, and practice a passion. Whether you are young or old, playing the guitar can help people from any age group or demography. In this article, we will go into more detail about the benefits of playing the guitar.

1. Build Your Brain Power

According to a study performed by Cambridge University, musicians continue being creative even when they are no longer playing their musical instruments. Researchers found that performers often visualize music in terms of its shape, and then they process that visualization as a form of practice. While many people may not see it as such, it is a highly creative way of learning.

2. Attract a Partner

Israeli researchers recently sent friendship requests from a good-looking guy to 100 attractive, single women. In half of the friendship requests, the guy was holding a guitar. In the other half of requests, he was not holding a guitar. Only 5 out of 50 women accepted a friendship request from the guy without a guitar, while the man with the guitar scored 14 attractive new “friends,” according to the Israeli study. The reason for these results they concluded is because the musical ability is linked to manliness.

3. Health Benefits

Researchers from the Netherlands have found that patients who had practiced with music or a musical instrument for more than 100 minutes a day had a significant drop in blood pressure and a lower heart rate than people who did not. An interesting note to keep in mind is that 3 of the test subjects were guitarists.

4. Build your Mind

Research from Michigan State University has found that musicians who had picked up an instrument at an early age in life and had continued working on their instrument throughout adulthood had a better chance of launching successful invention, building businesses, and publishing pieces. While a new Scottish study has found that if you play the guitar (or any other musical instrument) you are more likely to have sharper brain function, which can help guard against a mental decline in the future.

5. It’s Easier To Learn Now Than Ever Before

From YouTube videos, teachers, classes, books, and online training there are many opportunities available to teach you how to play the guitar.

6. Decrease Stress

Researchers have found that playing a musical instrument that you enjoy or listening to calm relaxing music has been proven to decrease stress.

There you have it. We have discussed six major benefits you can receive from playing the guitar. We hope that this will encourage you to give the guitar a try.

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