Advantages of Playing Musical Instruments

Playing music  is not only fun but it also carries certain benefits both for human mind and body as it is said that “Music is food for Soul“.  Playing musical instruments epecially electric guitar and paino keeps you at peace and reduces mental stress. In this article, we are going to present number of benefits which your mind and body can get while playing and listening music. These are:

  1. If you listen or play music, it is proved that capacity of your memory is increased to almost 35% which is really a big increase. Playing any musical instruments stimulates your brain and this in turn acts to increase the memory. Not only memory, playing music increases the IQ level of the brain and makes it sharper. Studies have shown that if you regularly play music, the shape and power of your brain is enhanced and your cognitive skills are increased.

  1. Playing a music instrument in a group definitely increases your Team/Group Skills. It is an obvious thing that whenever any musical instrument is played in a team performance, it has to be played in a proper sequence and for a certain amount of time. This discipline enhances not only your team skills but also your time management.

  1. Playing music is also a good source to increase your mind concentration. It is because you need to not only concentrate on your play but also to those playing around you in the group. At the same time you need to concentrate on different aspects of music like tone, tempo, pitch, duration of notes and quality of sound.

  1. Maintaining musical instruments also promotes Sense of Responsibility. This is because when you own a musical instrument, you need to take care of it well. It needs proper cleaning, oiling and sometimes greasing as well to keep different parts of musical instruments functional.

  1. One very important factor is that listening/playing musical instruments Reduces your Mental Stress and gives you relief. Mental stress is something which is quite common today and every second person is caught in it. This stress ultimately ends in depression which is fatal. So musical instruments are a good source to keep you somewhat away from it.

  1. Another good aspect of playing musical instruments is that it increases your internal as well as external Coordination. Whenever you play any tune, the coordination of your mind and hands make it perfect. Similarly if you are playing in a team, you need to have good coordination with your co-partners to give a good performance. So both internal and external coordination is improved.

  1. One very interesting fact of playing music is that it tends to increase your Mathematical Capability. Learning and reading music involves calculation of notes and rhythms and other mathematical features. It has been shown and proven by studies that those children who play music do good at maths as compared to those who do not play. Not only this, music playing children also have good reading as well as comprehension skills.

  1. Learning music of different types give you a good taste of different Cultures. You learn classical, folk, rock and other genres which gives you a good understanding of cultural history of different times and generations.

  1. A good aspect of learning music is that it also Improves your listening. You need to be a good listener to listen carefully a certain sound or tune and then be able to play it. Similarly, you need to be a good listener when you are playing your music to be able to point out the errors that you have made and then rectify those. This can only happen when you listen very carefully and with concentration.

  1. Playing music is also a source of Fun and Self Satisfaction. There are some great musical instruments out there which you really enjoy and have fun playing with. These instruments include Electric Guitar, Piano, Drums, Flute, Harp, Banjo, Clarinet, Oboe etc. Similarly when you translate your emotions into beautiful tunes, you get ultimate satisfaction.

  1. Playing musical instruments Sharpens your Creativity. When you try to make complex tunes, your mind is really engaged and enhances your creative skills. There are so many musical instruments and when you try creating different tunes out of different musical instruments in different ways, your creative skills get polished.

  1. Confidence is something which is really boosted when you go out there to play your musical instrument in front of the audience. Similarly, even if you are not in front of audience but play in a group, you get confidence as you play along. In particular when you give a stunning performance in front of a huge audience and get a clap, your confidence increases by miles.

  1. Playing music serves for good Time Utilization especially for the ones in older ages. It really keeps you busy if you are learning or playing any particular musical instrument which matches your taste.

  1. Last but not the least is that music makes you Social. When you go out, team up with your colleagues for band performances and play in front of people, you become increasingly social. You make friends and get fans which is really satisfying.

These 14 factors which we have discussed above really contribute a lot to your mental as well as physical development. Learn music and play good music because it is a good healthy activity.

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Top 4 Musical Instruments

Music is the food of body and soul. Good music can be a very good source of stress and tension relief. As the thirst for music increases, there is an increasing demand of musical instruments. There are many musical instruments out there each producing a different and unique sound. Some of the instruments are costly, some are cheap. Some are small while others are large. Some musical instruments are easy to play and learn while others are complex and require time and efforts to learn. This article will give you an overview of some of the most popular musical instruments out there:

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  1. If we rate Electric Guitar as the top used and liked musical instrument, it will not be something surprising. An electric guitar uses pickups which convert vibration of strings of the guitar into electric current. These guitar bodies are made of wood and can be hollow or solid. Electric guitars have become much famous and almost every music lover has it. There is a huge variety of electric guitars available in the market with different makes and models. Different manufacturers of electric guitars include Fender, Gibson, Yamaha, ESP, Washburn etc. Electric guitars are advanced forms of simple guitars and use amplifiers to amplify the sound. The use of electric guitars have given new horizons to the music industry as it can produced different specialized sounds. These are widely used to produce pop music, rock, rock and roll, jazz etc.

  1. Piano can be termed as the most famous of all the musical instruments. It has the ability to produce and cover full spectrum of almost all musical instruments in the orchestra. This great ability of the piano is unique and it produces very melodious sounds. A piano typically consists of a keyboard having different keys and is played with both hands. The combination of the keys produces different types of melodious tunes. Piano experts have good coordination and combination of both hands while playing it as it is the key.

  1. The next comes in is the Flute. Flute perhaps is the simplest of the above two musical instruments but produces a very unique melodious sound and this simplicity and ability to produce heart touching tunes puts him at this place. Flute is liked by most of the music lovers.

  1. Drums are also very popular musical fellows and are very simple to play. Drums are usually played with 2 sticks which produce a very different and rhythemic sound. Almost all musical activities carry drums with them and you will see drums in all musical functions and performances. Playing drums is not very difficult. If you are a drum lover, you can start learning and producing the sound almost from your first lesson. But ofcourse to achieve excellence, you need time and effort to master these drums.

There are a number of other musical instruments as well but in this article, we have tried to bring the top four which are most liked and widely played across the world.