Teaches You Discipline
Regular practice will take discipline, especially with areas that we find challenging. With persistence comes success and the development of discipline, which can then also be applied to other areas of your life.
Improve your time management skills by setting time for guitar practices.
The act of learning to play guitar is also helpful for teaching people how to settle to a schedule. Just 20 minutes of practice a day can lead to some significant results. If you want to learn with enough passion, then 20 minutes is nothing.
Eventually, you can apply this to other aspects of personal life and work to help with time management and personal discipline. 20 minutes of exercise a day? This is no problem if this is followed by a relaxing guitar session later that evening.
Develops Social Skills & Teamwork
With a developed sense of hearing, musicians are able to pinpoint what others are feeling, just by the tone of their voice. Also, working and playing with other musicians, teaches people to appreciate the value of teamwork.
Raise the mood by playing the guitar in a room full of people.
Few instruments equal a guitar when it comes to uniting people. Pianos can offer a similar vibe in the right setting, but you’ve always got your back to the room. Guitars have a sense of spontaneity to them.
Playing in a band is the ultimate teamwork – we must all deal with our egos!
Playing music is fun, and it can expand your social circle and take you to unexpected places. Remember this next time you don’t feel like practicing, or get discouraged when you’re trying to learn a new song.
Finding a song that relates to happier times, with uplifting lyrics, can instantly elevate the mood of a room.
Give hope and empowerment to others by bringing your talent to the public.
These positive emotions are amplified when we play songs to provide those feelings for other people. This has to be the ultimate benefit of learning guitar: to make others feel something wonderful. That goal drives everyone from the busker on the street corner to the global star trying to entertain an arena of thousands.
Improves Your Maths Performance…!
There is a definite relationship between music and maths. Research suggests that musicians process music in the same cortical regions that adolescents process algebra.
Improve your math and English skills by constantly practicing guitar scales and chords.
The idea of developing mathematics skills by playing the guitar sounds ridiculous at first. But did you know that music theory is in fact built on math with the different scales and chords? Though subtle, you might just be improving your math while lazily strumming your guitar. As for English skills, children that learn music theory at a young age have been shown to develop a greater reading comprehension than their peers.
Finally, there are limitless patterns that appear on the fret board, when you look long and hard enough.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that music theory in adult life will help with vocabulary. That is unless the lyrics sheets are particularly high-brow.