Playing music is good for your mental health?

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Playing music is good for your mental health?

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as every one know that the playing music is a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. music 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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Could not agree more . . . .

The act of playing to a couple of friends - right up to a huge Hall-full is inspiring and can be VERY addictive . . . .

Singing, (or playing) Solo to a crowd takes it all to a whole new level. First time is always VERY scary,

but when you get into it - it's a feeling that's hard to beat.

Music is very much it's own "strange creature" - only people who actually DO IT can understand what this means.

Music Therapy is a thing all of it's own, going places that drug-related treatments just can't go . . . .

I'm ETERNALLY grateful to my parents for starting me on Piano - and all that developed after that . . .

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Music has benefits right across the range from education to mental health and recovery. It has been shown to help stroke victims recover faster, slow and sometimes reverse cognitive decline and improve mental acuity.

Personally, it helps me solve problems. If I am working on server or site issues for customers and there seems to be no solution, I just play the guitar for 10 minutes and the solution usually presents itself. It is as if the music and the process of playing clears pathways that were otherwise blocked? I am not sure how it does it but it works (Y)

Music is a powerful thing. Not restricted by distance, language or culture. It is a force of nature which I think to a large extent is still something of a mystery? If ever there was an example of magic in the world I think music is definitely it :)


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listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life. it can enhance aerobic exercise, boost mental and physical stimulation, and increase overall performance.


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.. and this is why I went batty when I couldn't play guitar anymore. Hopefully learning keyboard will restore my sanity once again. :wink:
(However, sanity is a subjective term and some would say that I never WAS..)

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In the meantime, keyboard is a very decent replacement. Not the same, but can still serve as a safety valve on the pressure cooker of life. :D


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It certainly is!!
Back last year I was often irritated easily and stressed. One day I suddenly realised I hadnt listened/played any music for weeks.
Im glad this year (probably in part to being home alone more, so bored thinking what to do...) I now turn on the music before breakfast and it pretty much stays on all day! This is helped in part bcoz I got a new bluetooth speaker with USB and I have my entire mp3 collection (abt 80gb) on a 128GB card. So its on play random mode 10hrs a day. I think what stopped me before was having to choose a cd, or find a good radio channel or faff around with streaming via BT which sometimes cut out etc. This new BT speaker also runs off the main so no flat battery disturbing the music flow.
Anyway, I feel less stressed irritated - yes even with covidcrap - so music is the Best medicine indeed! <3
So yeah thats my random ramble :D


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we have to look at other side of the mirror as well. listening to sad music at a high amount, has a negative effect on your thinking or thought process. The obvious notion that “happy music makes you happy and sad music makes you sad” can contribute to the fast decrease and increase of emotional stability. :violin:


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we have to look at other side of the mirror as well. listening to sad music at a high amount, has a negative effect on your thinking or thought process. The obvious notion that “happy music makes you happy and sad music makes you sad” can contribute to the fast decrease and increase of emotional stability.
That's a fact. I grew up with a genre that was known for melancholy music. When I found my own preferred style, my mood AND my love for music improved substantially. :D

A lot of movies and TV shows would lose their emotional impact without music. Music can be used as a manipulative tool as well..
(thinking about the l-o-n-g animal cruelty and children-in-crisis ads). I can barely take it. I have to change the channel. Sad enough without the music too.

My son started listening to an artist when he was in high school. It was the most depressing music I'd ever heard and he DID slip into clinical depression. Obviously it wasn't the only reason, but it can make things worse. Without a doubt, some songs were playing when someone chose to take their life.

On the other hand... there are songs like, 'Chelsea Morning" .. and "What a Day for a Daydream" .. "Don't Worry, Be Happy" ... and "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers (I like that one) .. Is he really holding that note? ~~* A lovely d--a--a---a---a---a---a--a--y ``* 8O



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