Buying Quality Musical Instruments

By Stuart Wesselby

Guide to Buying Quality Musical Equipment

Welcome to the amazing world of playing a musical instrument! Playing an instrument can build greater social and team skills. It can improve reasoning capacity and problem solving skills, improve maths and language performance, and also improve memory, concentration, creativity, self-esteem and self-discipline.

Some Truths about Music!

TRUTH 1: Everyone is musical and nearly all of us have the ability to sing and to play an instrument. Of course some of us have more aptitude than others. That's natural in exactly the same way that some people are more gifted than others in sport, or maths, or any other area of learning.

TRUTH 2: Because everyone is musical everyone can develop their musical skills to the point that they are able to. Very few of us will become professional musicians, but most of us can have a life of enjoyment and achievement through making music.

TRUTH 3: There is no one way to learn to play an instrument. Over the years various methods and approaches have been developed. Each approach will suit one person but not necessarily another. Individuals need to find a style and approach that best suits them.

TRUTH 4: Music is often best enjoyed when it is shared with others. That 'other' can be a teacher or a member of the family. They can be friends, or a class of other players, a band or a whole orchestra. The important thing about making music is that you make your music with other people as soon and as often as you can.

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Benefits from Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

By Stephen Jones

There are many benefits that come from learning to play a musical instrument. Learning to play a musical instrument is something that will provide you with a lifetime of benefits. The impacts of learning to play a musical instrument are physical, emotional and psychological in nature so there are no limits to how your life can be improved by learning to play a musical instrument.

The following are five good reasons why you should learn to play a musical instrument.

FIRST you should consider the fact that studies have found learning a musical instrument has positive effects on your brain. Young children who listen to music or play an instrument do better in school including their reading level, IQ and brain development. For adults learning a musical instrument this helps the mind to stay alert and active which helps keep the memory sharper for a longer period of time.

NEXT is the fact that learning to play a musical instrument is very similar to learning a second language, it is challenging. However, this challenge can help teach a person discipline. To master a musical instrument you need discipline. Discipline is needed to practice the instrument each day continually until you finally master the instrument.

THIRD is the fact that once you play a musical instrument you will have an excellent way to reduce your stress levels. Listening to soft music can help you relax, but playing a musical instrument can do much more to help your stress levels. Playing an instrument not only relaxes the body but it soothes the mind as well.

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