10 Benefits Of Playing A Musical Instrument You Should Know

Read more about benefits of playing a musical instrument and how playing a musical instrument can bring positive effects in your life.

Benefits of playing a musical instrument

Ever picked up a musical instrument to learn?

If not, read about the benefits of playing a musical instrument that might improve your quality of life.

If you have picked up the instrument already and want to quit, please don’t.

Time will never be enough!

I know you have that 9 to 5 job and a busy schedule. What’s the use of all the money you get without peace of mind?

#1 Music helps you reach divinity

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. Pablo Casals

Divinity is the state or quality of being divine. Musicians have divine powers to heal souls.

Yes, I know that soul, god, and divinity are intangible elements. We could never see them or touch them.

However, my idea of divinity is reaching a state of mind where no external noise creates turbulence in your mind. Playing musical instruments gets you rid of all those negative thoughts.

#2 Music lets you express your feelings

I believe in fitness for the body, meditation for mind and music for the soul.

Music is a tool to express emotions. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, the musical instrument would always help you express your thoughts.

#3 Learning musical instrument makes you respect time

Learning musical instruments involve learning the music timings. The time signatures and the rhythm each have strict rules.

Playing in time and with a large group makes you respect time more than before.

#4 Learning music instrument teaches you discipline

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. — Jascha Heifetz

Yes, it’s true.

If you don’t practice regularly you might have to forget your love for the musical instrument. Learning a musical instrument is like building a sensitive relationship with your instrument.

If you won’t talk to them, they won’t talk to you back!

#5 Playing a musical instrument relieve the stress

Each of us has a favorite playlist. After a long and hectic day, we may never forget to hit the playlist. Listening to music releases certain chemicals in the mind that helps you relax and rejuvenate.

Nothing much to elaborate here.

You already know the stress relieving benefits of playing a musical instrument.

#6 Learning to play musical instrument teaches you perseverance

Perseverance is the persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

I know several friends who gave up learning musical instruments. Some of them even hanged the guitar on the wall.

I believe a guitar should never go on the wall.

We should accept the fact that learning the musical instrument is not a one night stand but a healthy long-term relationship.

Despite difficulties and delays in your endeavors, you strive to float and succeed eventually.

#7 Musical instruments improve your coordination skills

A study says that the brain is most active while listening to the music. Playing the musical instrument would be a perfect exercise for the brain.

If you have started learning any musical instrument, you must have observed how challenging it is to coordinate your body with your mind.

#7 Musical Instruments help improve the concentration

If there’s a Mozart or a Beethoven dancing inside your mind, there’s no place for the third world thoughts.

#9 Musical instrument makes you aware of different cultures in the world

Somebody has said, the process of knowing a country starts with knowing their food.

Similarly, knowing any culture starts with listening to their music. Overcoming cultural difference is only possible if you know the culture.

Understanding origin of musical instruments and the historical stories will make you respect the culture more than before.

#10 Music improves the quality of life

The key to positive and good quality of life is hidden in the pointers from 1 to 9.

Don’t skip.

Go back and find the key!

Thanks for reading my 70th article in the series 100-day music blogging challenge. Stay tuned for more such informative articles.

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Hi, I'm Bharat. An artist, blogger, musician and digital marketing professional dedicated to sharing musing and stories about music, art and mindful resonance! Follow me @bharatpc