“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.” – Carlos Santana
Looking for ways to a healthier body and mind? Why don’t you try guitar! Playing guitar has a therapeutic effect right from strengthening mental health to boosting confidence. Below are some of the major benefits of playing guitar:
Social and Personal benefit
Guitar connects people together as a group and joins them through music. There is hardly any musical instrument which can match guitar when it comes to creating an atmosphere of connecting people. With a right guitar guide and passion, a guitar player can go to new level. While practicing, guitar players are not just evolving their musicianship but they also become good at multitasking. Playing guitar can groom a person and develop his/her personality as well.
Play guitar to keep the stress away
A research conducted by Mind-Body Wellness Center and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems stated that playing guitar can reduce stress on a genomic level. Playing guitar actually acts in a therapeutic way and is the best way to release tension from the body. Also, plating guitar requires full attention, so anyone who plays guitar for half-an-hour will actually be in a state of meditation being completely cut-off from the outer world.
Develops creativity and sharpens the mind
Per a research by Cambridge University, music players tend to be creative and they remain creative even when they are not playing their musical instruments. Also, a Zurich University’s study found that playing guitar stimulated areas of the brain which aid in memory. Better drive and discipline helps guitar players focus on new skill and improve their concentration.
When a guitar learner perfects songs by mastering chords which is the greatest challenge for any guitar player, it gives him/her a feeling of accomplishment. The sense of achievement gained from learning guitar acts a great confidence booster. Playing guitar provides a sense of fulfillment which can act as a motivator, motivating them to achieve other goals in life.
Never feel bored
With guitar, a person can never feel bored. By simply playing guitar to a favorite song or creating new notes one can enter into a feel-good zone. Playing guitar creates a sense of euphoria for guitarists.
My name is Rex, I am the founder of Guitar Confidence. Guitar Confidence provides private in-home guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, banjo and mandolin lessons throughout the East Bay including: Benicia, Berkeley, Clayton, Concord, Crocket, Danville, Dublin, Fairfield, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Vallejo, & Walnut Creek, CA.
I have over 40 years of experience as a musician, music instructor, arranger and performing artist. I have been a guitarist in San Francisco Bay Area and New York City recording and performing with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Wild Cherry, The Drifters, Tammy Wynette, Jackson Brown, The Pointer Sisters, Tower of Power and many others.