Many articles are discussing how music can give health benefits to the player, yet almost none talks about how playing an instrument in a band can be beneficial. For instance, if you grow up in the 80s, you should have been familiar with Kansas from America. All of their members have passed their 60s now, but look how productive and healthy some of them are! One of the band’s former vocalists, Terry Brock, is even still active in the rock music industry.
1. A Means to Socialize and Cooperate
Loneliness can kill you. According to an article by the New York Times, being alone and isolated from human interaction can affect one’s health negatively. Older adults are often the group of society who are the most vulnerable to loneliness. And that condition makes them experience inflammation and stress more frequently than others who spend their time with either their family or friends.
If you are reaching your golden years while reading this article, perhaps this story of a Holocaust survivor/poet/death metal vocalist, who is also a 96-years old grandma, can give you a different insight on what’s appropriate and what’s not in terms of channeling creativity:
For young people, the opportunities for socializing with others by being a member of a music group do not need any elaborate explanation. You’ll know many people from different backgrounds. You’ll visit new places. And you’ll be conditioned to be responsible for your performance in front of many audiences. If you nail it, you’ll get the crowd!
2. Stimulate Growth on Your Brain Cells’
Don’t you know that a memory of rhythm can never disappear from your mind, even if you have Alzheimer’s disease? Music has a powerful impact on the brain, and not knowing how to play it will be your own loss.
Moreover, by being in a music group, scheduling, practicing, and coordinating will be your routine tasks. Needless to mention, when the touring time comes, you’ll have to prepare both your psychological and physical states for the challenges you’ll face on the road. You won’t lose that thrill you have in life!
3. Playing on Stage is Similar to Cardio
Almost all musical instruments require physical contacts to operate. And if you want to feel the most benefits on your health, try to play rock music. It adrenaline-pumping, and it is mostly played in high tempos. If you get involved in that activity regularly, then the calories your body burns will be similar to practicing cardio workouts.
Besides, in order to give out the best performance on stage, you’ve got to manage your mind and body in harmony. You’ll learn how to deal with the worst of yourself if you play live music on stage.