is playing musical instrument is good for your mental health?

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As we see playing musical instruments as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind.Music is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.
what's your opinion ?
  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    Originally Posted by gustavowoltman View Post

    As we see playing musical instruments as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind.Music is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.
    what's your opinion ?
    Any learning of a new skill or having an absorbing hobby is generally good for your sense of personal achievement and mental health. If it becomes an obsession though your ability to socialize and interact could suffer.
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  • Profile picture of the author sallysparr0w
    First, any creative activity is not always an escape. This is a great way to reflect on your inner state and the ability to direct these feelings into creativity. It is always self-caring therapy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by gustavowoltman View Post

    As we see playing musical instruments as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind.Music is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.
    what's your opinion ?
    The brain is compartmentalized. And musical talent is separate from just about every other function.


    That's why there are deeply autistic musical savants. That's why people who have lost their memories can still play instruments. Alzheimer patients can often still play their instruments and read music. it's just using a different part of the brain.

    As far as helping you sense of well being? I don't know. But I'm assuming it would give you pleasure, or you wouldn't keep at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by gustavowoltman View Post

    As we see playing musical instruments as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind.Music is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.
    what's your opinion ?
    Living with others may become difficult.

    I tend to immerse myself in Zelda, since it has a large landscape, and with a 5km limit, (now 25km, but still) need something like this.

    I have also taken on a giant online project, that is satisfying, although traffic is full of trapdoors, as are other things.

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  • Profile picture of the author gustavowoltman
    Hi,
    If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the ageing process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by gustavowoltman View Post

      Hi,
      If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the ageing process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.
      will a hang/hand drum put you in a more relaxed state while playing and sooth your mental state .. than say playing an electric guitar or a big set of drums ..


      so maybe a piano played by someone who knows how to play it or a violin

      like there might be some benifit to drinking a couple glasses of wine slowly and relaxing afterward.. where ..a few shot of vodka ..or whiskey ..not so much ..
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  • Profile picture of the author BerthaCuuler
    Ywah, I think everything, that is creative, is good for your mental health. It does not matter if it is playing an instrument, writing, reading or painting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind
    I've always played music to CONNECT with my mind and my emotions - and to create space between myself and other people...to take me away from other people. Music has always been my therapy.

    My two sons (now grown) tell me as children they knew whether I was 'approachable' or not by the selection of music I was playing. I didn't realize it at the time but looking back I realize that's true.
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  • Profile picture of the author gustavowoltman
    There are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does.
    If you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    why does everything have to be an intellectual exercise - if you want to play, play
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    • Profile picture of the author Oscar K
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      why does everything have to be an intellectual exercise - if you want to play, play
      Tune guitar to open D and move finger or slide left to right and bash strings with pick until it sounds like music.
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  • Profile picture of the author Naheed
    Hi there,
    Playing music does have a beneficial effect on one's mental health. But it can't prove fruitful every time if one is not happy from within. Sharing is caring. You should be an extrovert and spend time with fellow friends, it will give you relief. There are a lot of activities that give mental recreation: reading an interesting book, watching a favorite or funny movie, visiting a spa, dancing, light exercise, planting, etc.
    We should opt for these activities for maintaining mental health.
    Hope it will be helpful.
    Best
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  • Profile picture of the author gustavowoltman
    we have another aspect of music listing as well . listening to sad music at a high amount, has a negative effect on your thinking . 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.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    Music is beyound explications, it can reconnect the neuro pathway, heal trauma, lower pain sensitivity, increase Spatial, Emotional and many other intelligence, Music is one if not the best activity for your health.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nyx004
    Yup. Yup Yup. As a psychologist I totally approve using music as a therapy escape. It deeply affects your neurons and therefore whole neural system and therefore your emotions.
    If nothing, playing musical instrument is an Action! Keeps you un- stagnant
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  • Profile picture of the author Nazrul3201
    Yes Always
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  • Profile picture of the author Radcliff
    Music is soothing and always helps in relaxing you. It is the best therapy for your tensions.
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      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author Devilfish168
    Come music,

    while working, I does turn on radio. I like all music , be it EDM, classical , hip hop literally all I like.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Morrod
    Having played the Surdo Drum for the last 8 years it gives the mind a break from your normal day to day worries.

    While we cannot meet as groups for now, the Ukulele is a nice easy instrument to learn at home.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    is playing musical instrument is good for your mental health?

    Probably. But unless you're good at playing it, it may affect the mental health of those around you.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      is playing musical instrument is good for your mental health?

      Probably. But unless you're good at playing it, it may affect the mental health of those around you.
      You only took up trying to play the Kazoo because you liked the idea of food being thrown at you.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You only took up trying to play the Kazoo because you liked the idea of food being thrown at you.
        His cats enjoyed the fish, (including the rotten ones).

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      • Profile picture of the author socialentry
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        You only took up trying to play the Kazoo because you liked the idea of food being thrown at you.

        I thought Claude was a triangle player.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

          I thought Claude was a triangle player.
          He tried that, but every time he played it he had to stop because he thought it was dinner time.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      is playing musical instrument is good for your mental health?

      Probably. But unless you're good at playing it, it may affect the mental health of those around you.

      Depends on the instrument. It's pretty hard to screw up piano even for beginners.

      I mean it won't be good, but "Mary have a little lamb" will sound like "Mary have a little lamb"



      but yeah n00b violonists really sound like they're clawing away at a blackboard.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

        Depends on the instrument. It's pretty hard to screw up piano even for beginners.

        I mean it won't be good, but "Mary have a little lamb" will sound like "Mary have a little lamb"



        but yeah n00b violonists really sound like they're clawing away at a blackboard.
        You mean it will sound like "Mary "Had" A Little Lamb"
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    Yeah the teacher who gave me lessons as a kid and teen is like 90 years old, still gives lesson, and she isn't taking medication or have any disease. Still sharp as a tack too.,
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    He tried that, but every time he played it he had to stop because he thought it was dinner time.
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    "Mary "Had" A Little Lamb"?
    Then he asked. Are the lamb chops ready ?
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  • Profile picture of the author potato grill
    HII now a days most of the young generation faced lots of problems in career and relationships due to which they feel depressed, stressed.
    Expressive therepy for depression
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrwasi
    yes these are the best sometimes for yoru mental health
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  • Music itself has been used in therapy for decades. I suspect playing your own music, because you are creating the music yourself, would be extremely helpful to your mental health. I majored in music in college.
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  • Profile picture of the author hinary
    I feel like the answer to your question is subjective to certain types of people, but honestly, playing guitar and just music in general helps a lot with my depression, it usually doesn't have a long term effect, but it helps clear my mind for the time being, if you find yourself unable to play from how depressed you feel at certain times, just try listening to something or play something easier/slower(not that those two are always the same thing)but needless to say, I'd reccomend it 100%
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  • Profile picture of the author Marceline Gray
    YES! I definitely agree! I play guitar when I'm sad or bored
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella zanny
    Basically, you should just find what you enjoy ding to get that peace of mind. Most people see instrumentals as just noise. They improve their mental health by reading books, writing or anything else.
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