Watch an insightful presentation on the mental benefits of playing an instrument.
The human mind is doing a lot when you listen to music, even if the rest of your body isn’t. It organizes the sounds, breaks them down into discernible patterns and then puts the whole thing back together again. Listening to music is basically like going to the gym for your brain, and as the above TED-Ed video demonstrates, playing an instrument is an even stronger tool for developing the mind along with the body.
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