Musicians have structurally and functionally different brains compared to non musicians. There has been recent research that says playing an instrument changes the shape and power of a persons brain. Research also suggests that music can be used in therapy to improve cognitive thinking skills. Music is also proven to improve a persons IQ of up to seven points whether it be an adult or child. A persons brain becomes more alert with enhanced day to day skills that involve being alert, planning day to day activities and emotional perception.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been pianos. I remember my music teacher playing it while we sang, but I was always too scared to approach him about it. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that the piano is an interesting and lovely instrument. From what I have heard, the percentage of people wanting to learn how to play a piano has increased. For example, I heard that people tend to play an instrument when they’re moved by it or think it’s cool. Now that's just what I've heard, it may or may not be true.
I think that the Personal Project is okay so far. It gets kind of annoying researching the same topic over and over. I realized that you have to really like the topic that you are researching otherwise you will not want to complete the project. I want to learn how to play guitar. It's something that I've been wanting to do for a while. I haven't had any lessons and I am teaching myself. I'm not sure if I'm ready to get an electric guitar yet. I don't think I'm good enough. I actually suck pretty bad at it. I'm learning though, and it is really interesting to learn about all of the differenty styles of guitars and guitar playing.