How does learning to play the guitar change our well-being in profound ways?
Research suggests that guitar players’ brains work a bit differently to everyone else. Some see this as a sly nod to the oddball genius of some of the masters. On the other hand, there is some physiological evidence here. The art of learning to play the chords and read sheet music opens up new neural pathways. Essentially, a guitarist does rewire their brain in a positive way which leads to all kinds of cognitive benefits.
The benefits of playing guitar can be categorized into 5 distinct areas:
- Social Benefits
- Personal Benefits
- Professional Benefits
- Mental Health Benefits
- Physical Health benefits
This guide to the advantages of learning to play guitar will look at the key positive points in all five of these categories. Some will be obvious, others could be very surprising.