I’m addicted to playing music. I can sit down in front of the piano or my bank of synthesizers and look up and it’s 3 hours later. It sends me to another world.
Take a look at this little TED lesson about the effects on the brain from playing music. Real quick – most activities stimulate one part of the brain or another. Many parts of the brain are active when we listen to music. When we actually play music? There is nothing that comes as close to using the whole brain brain, the brain lights up.
I’ve read about the positive effects of playing music. It is a great brain exercise. It also makes me feel good. I spent a couple of hours playing last night with a smile plastered on my face and my brain lit up like a Christmas tree.
Note – I had mis-titled this originally :) I hope you knew what I meant….