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    Default is playing guitar is good for your mental health?

    We see playing guitar as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. Guitar-playing is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.

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    Playing any instrument, not just the guitar, can help with all of that. There's also research which shows that playing and/or listening to music helps to strengthen connections between the two sides of the brain and their respective functions, which is why it's particularly helpful for children as their brains and intellects mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gustavowoltman View Post
    We see playing guitar as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. Guitar-playing is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.

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    Totally agree. It not only gives me an interest that can evolve (plus all the benefits you mentioned) but I see it as a form of self-expression unique to me. When i'm playing my guitars im lost in my own little world.
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    I've been playing guitar over 30 years. I'm still crazy as hell but it has been therapeutic. Plus playing with people and for people is an absolute joy.
    If I had a time machine I'd go back and warn these artists about their album covers

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    Music has the ability to make us dance like no one is watching, sing until your throat is sore and uncontrollably tap your feet.
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    It certainly helps me to stay relatively sane during this COVID crisis. Bach works the best.

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