Have you often thought about pursuing your life-long dream of learning to play a musical instrument, but are unsure whether you have the patience or the time? Contrary to what you may believe, it’s never too late to start learning, and there are numerous benefits to learning to play a new instrument!
Not only is the process enjoyable and satisfying, but it also has many benefits to your health. Along with teaching you perseverance and patience, it increases the capacity of your brain and memory. This means that taking up a musical instrument is particularly beneficial to people of a retirement age, who may not get as much as mental stimulation as they once did.
Research has also shown that when you play a musical instrument, the part of your brain that controls your motor skills (such as using your hands or legs), actually grows and becomes more active! In addition, the parts of your brain associated with memory and hearing become more engaged too. Not to mention the satisfaction and personal pride you feel once you’ve mastered a composition, or you’re able to read music! This can all combine to sharpen your concentration and listening skills, increasing your cognitive capacities.
You can learn to play in multiple ways – from one-to-one tuition, group classes and even online lessons – there’s something to suit every one’s needs and preferences. However, first you need to invest in the instrument itself. This can be a deal-breaker for most people, as brand new instruments can cost hundred of pounds. Buying a second hand instrument while you’re learning is a good way of lowering the cost while you see if you take to it.
Did you know that you can now find a wealth of instruments, including second hand guitars and bass guitars, available to buy from trusted and reliable sellers in the UK on vivastreet.co.uk? Why not pick up a second hand guitar and start improving your cognitive health today?