The Health Value of Playing Classical Guitar (and other instruments)

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The Health Value of Playing Classical Guitar (and other instruments)

Post by DaveLeeNC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:39 pm

This is an interesting article that is broadly related to CG. I was not sure where it fit into this forum, but surely somewhere.

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Re: The Health Value of Playing Classical Guitar (and other instruments)

Post by Tim22 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm

That is indeed an interesting article. I hope it's all true! Much of it seems to make sense anyway. I can certainly agree with 'playing music makes you happy' (most of the time...).
In fact it's not the first time I've read of wide-ranging health/intelectual benefits of music. Having read this article, I can perhaps feel less guilty when practising my guitar instead of doing 'just a little more' work at 10pm. I can now persuade myself that playing the guitar is making me healthier and cleverer and thus more useful to my employer!
Seriously though, it does make me think that music should perhaps be a little more high profile in education than it is currently in the UK.
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Post by Mollbarre » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 pm

Not just in the UK...here in Canada too. We have music programs...in some schools...not all...but they never get the high level of interest that say, sports, do...lol...

And sports are important, I'm not saying they're not...but they're not the be-all end-all for most kids, especially the non-athletic ones, like, well, *ahem* I was...
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Post by riffmeister » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:43 pm

I've seen many articles claiming making music is good for your brain.

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Post by David Gutowski » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:32 am

Good article...thanks for posting.
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Post by Jack Douglas » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:14 am

Enjoyed the article, Dave. Thanks for the reminder!
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Post by Eliseo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:58 am

It is certainly a very interesting article!
With your permission, only four humble words.
If we read a good book and our imagination is highly developed, it is the best thing that can happen to us. Come to believe until it's the best movie we've ever seen.
But if we read a piece of music and play it with the instrument, we already enter another world.
The question is, why does time pass so fast when we interpret a piece we like? Or simply when we learn a piece and study it with enthusiasm and perseverance ...
Why do we forget the bad moments while playing a tune?

And it's not just reading the musical notes, we all know that in seconds our senses work immensely fast, accurate and concise. Fantastic!

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Post by segobreawill » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:01 pm

Interesting article, thanks for that link! Another list of reasons to keep practicing, eh? :)

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Post by dta721 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:26 pm

Along the same vein, "learning to play an instrument can result in immediate benefits to several indicators of brain function"
"It seems to be the fine movements needed to reproduce a sound that made the difference. Participants were asked to listen to music from an unfamiliar instrument—a Tibetan singing bowl. They were then asked to reproduce that music with the actual instrument. Learning to reproduce the sounds and rhythm led to changes in certain audio-induced brain waves, and better connectivity between auditory and sensorimotor areas of the brain. Participants who just reproduced the sounds using a computer did not see the same changes."

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Post by DaveLeeNC » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:39 pm

I wonder if I could get Medicare to pay for classical guitar lessons :-)

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Post by Rognvald » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:19 pm

Yes, Dave . . . there's only one other thing in life that feels better than Music Performance and that, however, is not an appropriate subject for this Forum. Playing again . . . Rognvald
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Post by Eliseo » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm

Regnvald,
  Please tell me what you mean on the subject that one feels better in life. I assure you that if you explain it to me I promise to practice it!
Thanks for sharing!!

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Post by Rognvald » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:58 pm

Eliseo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Regnvald,
  Please tell me what you mean on the subject that one feels better in life. I assure you that if you explain it to me I promise to practice it!
Thanks for sharing!!

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Hi, Eliseo,
You're too old to ask that question, Eliseo . . . and I'm certain it's not missing in your life! Well . . . I hope not! Playing again . . . with no pun intended . . . Rognvald
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Re: The Health Value of Playing Classical Guitar (and other instruments)

Post by Eliseo » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:26 am

Too old??? :x :mrgreen:


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Post by Rognvald » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:22 pm

Eliseo wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:26 am
Too old??? :x :mrgreen:


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I'm assuming over 12 years old . . . which would qualify you for the running with the bulls. . . something anyone living in Spain must do at least once in their life! Playing again . . . in earnest . . . Rognvald Hemingway
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