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Reasons You Should Learn To Play A Musical Instrument

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May 31, 2021

As children, most of us learned an instrument for a month or two before we inevitably got tired of it and made up excuses as to why we could no longer do it. There might be hidden benefits that you weren’t aware of for those of us who carried on learning. 

Learning to play a musical instrument has a myriad of benefits for your mind and your character, and if you stopped playing instruments as a child, you should start again now. It is never too late. 

Here are just some of the reasons why you should be playing musical instruments again. 

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Better Memory 

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It’s probably something that you’ve heard before, most probably from your fifth-grade music teacher, but playing a musical instrument truly does improve your memory. However, what you might not know is that it improves both of your memories. 

By this, we mean cognitive memory as well as muscle memory. Playing a musical instrument ensures that you use both your left and right brains, making your brain work harder and improving both memories. 

Improves Patience 

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Learning a musical instrument can be complicated and make you feel like you want to pull your hair out. However, it is extremely beneficial to learn some patience. When you start playing a musical instrument, you will notice your patience dramatically improving. 

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You will be more patient because you will have worked with the instrument, learning as you go. However, patience will extend into every area of your life and will ultimately benefit you overall.

Stress Relief 

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At first, it will probably be anything but relaxing to learn how to play a musical instrument because there are so many new concepts to grasp. However, once you have mastered the art, you will start to feel relaxed by it. 

There is something therapeutic about music. Even just listening to music can relax a person, but when you make the music, it takes the relaxation to a new level. Playing a musical instrument is an excellent way to relieve stress because it is healthy for the mind and the body.  

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Improves Creativity 

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It seems like a no-brainer that learning to play a musical instrument would boost your creativity, but not many people know this fact. Many people think that playing a musical instrument will simply result in them playing other people’s music. 

However, once you start learning to play musical instruments, you will notice that you have ideas about music and how you can play your music. This will also extend into other areas of your life where you will start to feel more creative. 

More Confidence 

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At first, you will probably be shy about learning to play an instrument because you do not know how to play it properly, but your confidence will undoubtedly increase as you get better at playing the instrument. 

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This does not mean that your confidence will increase only with the instrument. Still, the sense of achievement you get from playing an instrument will extend into every area of your life, leaving you feeling perpetually confident.

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