Guitar Lessons For Your Brain
Rewire your brain with guitar lessons
Taking guitar lessons in Philadelphia can help you in numerous ways. The satisfaction of being able to strum chords is palpable. Fingerpicking a song while someone sings along? Sheer delight! Ripping into a solo while a drummer and bassist keep the groove going? It’s the stuff of dreams! The pleasure that comes along with gaining six-string proficiency is uplifting.
Aside from the absolute joy, there are many other benefits. Many of us have heard that playing an instrument makes a person smarter. The parts of the brain that deal with memory and fine motor skills grow larger from a musician. Much as weightlifting can grow the biceps, taking guitar lessons can grow those parts of your brain.
Whenever we learn an instrument or practice an instrument, our coordination improves. Each of us has neural pathways that help us govern our finger movements, and we establish new connections and build new pathways, as our guitar playing becomes more fluid.
Think of your body as a switchboard. Your fingers send messages to the operator. The operator patches these messages through to other parts of your body. Your eyes read the notes and send along information. Your ears hear the pitches and do the same. Your fingers feel the chord shapes, and you develop muscle memory. Each time this happens, your brain builds a stronger connection with your hands and your senses.
Even if you think guitar lessons may be too hard for you to grasp, the more you practice the more it will eventually become second nature. As with anything we want to accomplish in life, we have to get good at it in order to progress. As in the case of guitar, the more lessons you take and the more you practice, the more you will learn and the more it will just become like anything else. Believe it or not, when you are consistent with your learning, eventually playing the guitar will be just like riding a bike. Once you learn it, it’s pretty impossible to forget it.
It is very easy to rewire our brains to learn the guitar. Whether you are 5 or 105 or somewhere in between, anyone can learn to play. When you find the right teacher and have the right motivation, nothing can stop you. Consider this if you are torn between whether you want to learn or not. You can’t gain anything unless you take a chance so what is stopping you from learning?
At the David Joel Guitar Studio, we want you to have the tools and confidence to succeed at learning the guitar. We aren’t just teaching you songs. We are teaching you music theory and improvisation and how to build up to learning to play all the songs you yearn to learn. We practice patience while we teach you the fundamentals of getting started and continuing to grow.