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How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Posted by Juliana Tessaro on


Being a musician, not only are you perceived as more attractive and sensitive than the masses, but research shows that you are also pretty smart. Oftentimes people believe playing an instrument is easy and anyone can do it, and that’s not true. Playing an instrument is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, because if you wanna be good, a huge amount of work goes into it. But what happens to our brain when we practice our scales, chords, rhythms? Turns out, a lot more goes on that we think.

It’ a known fact that playing an instrument improves memory function, but it also helps with problem solving, processing, and functioning both emotionally and cognitively. Music has been a huge part of therapy in recent years, for the powerful responses it gets from patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Music and the brain go hand in hand.

The video below, is by Ph.D in Neuroscience and Music Education, Anita Collins. Watch how your brain works when you practice, and it should motivate you to practice more and never give up on your craft.

The next time someone tells you music isn’t important, and you should stop wasting your time, ignore them. It’s not your fault they don’t get it; your brain is more developed after all.