According to a TED video, playing an instrument is good for your brain. I started playing guitar when I was 15, and sometimes I spent more time playing music than doing homework. After watching the TED video, I’m convinced I spent my time wisely.
The TED page gives this description:
“When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on?”
Go watch the video. It’s less than 5 minutes.
Then, go listen to some music. Or, if you’re so inclined, pick up your guitar and go rock out for a few minutes.
If you’re interested, check out my cover of Avicci’s Wake Me Up.