It has always been said that playing a musical instrument on a regular basis improves mental abilities, however here we tell you what those skills are and in what way they are improved.
Music can help improve speech and the ability to speak a foreign language and this is due to the ability of music to change the shape of the brain.
Some researchers consider that practicing some musical instrument represents for the brain an act similar to that of an athlete who exercises daily, that is, an exponential development of the capabilities of the organism, in this case, the brain.
Playing music generates an interrelation between the sensory and cognitive processes, the nervous system makes associations between complex sounds and what they mean, that is why the human capacity to express themselves is significantly improved.
Music promotes the exercise of memory because it has repetitive patterns (as in songs).
Music provides the brain with a better environment to develop ideas and re-establish neural connections that will allow us to be more alert, concentrate better and improve learning processes.
There is also the fact that when playing an instrument we must remember the score, which is a very good exercise for memory.
Music has the ability to relax us like few things in the world. However, it’s not just about relaxation, joyful and noisy music can also generate certain states of euphoria that help us be more active, be faster and be more aware of our surroundings.
On the other hand, there is the soft and placid music that puts us in the right mood to fall in love. Moreover, it is that our brain associates the music with emotions and depending on each type of music, we will see a different reaction in each person.
Without going to define what is spatial intelligence, we can say that our level of spatial intelligence will depend on our success in tasks such as driving and parking a car, building a model, orienting ourselves, giving instructions to another person who sees things from another angle or handle more or less complex tools.
It is well known the series of videos of classical music for babies called Baby Mozart or Baby Bach, ect., specifically designed to improve the spatial intelligence of children under 3 years, and positively affect their motor skills at their early age.
A musical instrument has the same effect as a Rubik´s Cube with the difference that the Rubik´s Cube only develops spatial intelligence and music improves spatial intelligence, memory, and behavior, among many other benefits, that is, a Rubik´s Cube on steroids.
Finally, it’s never too late to learn music, the only thing we need is a little patience and a little passion for music, try it.