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Why did you decide to start playing the guitar? Have you ever thought about the reasons why this instrument attracts you? While there are as many answers to those questions as guitar players, I have found some fairly common benefits of learning to play the guitar. Let’s discuss the four main benefits.
Many people build their confidence by playing sports or participating in school clubs and organizations. Others tend to be lonely or uncomfortable in group settings and may have low self-esteem as a result.
That was me. I was so shy and depressed that no self-respecting girl would consider dating me. I wasn’t good at sports, so I needed to find a way to be confident in myself if I was ever going to go on a date. Playing rock guitar got me there.
Learning to play guitar and playing in a rock band was (and still is) a great way to gain confidence. You work with like-minded people and build a cohesion as strong as any sports team. You build friendships that can last a lifetime and it’s so much fun without all the sweat and messy gym shorts. And you can do something that most people fear: perform in front of a crowd.
There can be great personal satisfaction in playing the guitar for others. When you play a song that reaches people emotionally, it can be very rewarding to know that you may have helped someone deal with a problem in their life. Or maybe you gave them something to laugh about, or gave them hope knowing that another human being understands their situation.
Good examples of songs are “No Hablo Ingles”, by Bowling For Soup (just a silly song), or “Hold On”, by Good Charlotte, which is about suicide.
After a stressful day at work or school, playing some hard rock can be a huge relief. Choose a song with a fast tempo and increase the distortion. Jump while you play, bang your head, do whatever it takes to get you in the mood. Breaking a song or two will at least relieve stress, if not it will help you completely forget about the bad day you had.
Everyone needs a way to express themselves creatively. Some can draw, others can dance, others can write stories or poetry. Music is great because notes and chords can be combined to express how we feel. There are so many musical genres available to us. Whether you are angry, happy, sad, or indifferent, there is a way out to release whatever you are feeling right now.
We live in a society that has taught us to hide our emotions from others. This has been shown to cause many health problems. By having a creative outlet in guitar and music, we can let some of those emotions flow without having to sit on a psychiatrist’s couch and talk about our feelings, which is difficult for many people.
Playing the guitar has many other benefits, many of which are related to the study and application of guitar techniques. I’ve presented some non-tangible benefits to perhaps help you decide if playing guitar is a skill you want to pursue.