Is there an instrument called happy

Making music - a hobby makes you happy

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Music is much more than just a pleasant pastime. Just listening is balm for the soul and a starting shot for a good mood - and even more so making music yourself. Anyone who makes music embarks on a fulfilling journey of emotions. As a musician, you carry yourself away to a certain extent into a fantastic world of sounds, emotions and experiences. Whether melancholic, with down-to-earth campfire romance or hard and heavy. Music is an all-round hobby that is legally addictive! Here we have listed 7 reasons why music makes you happy ...



1. Make music as a positive counterbalance to everyday stress

We all want a life with as many happy moments as possible, but the time that we have in everyday life is tight and requires a sometimes not so simple balancing act. The key to happiness lies in the balance between stress and relaxation - and that applies equally to body and soul. Scientific studies show that hobbies can provide the ideal balance. It hardly matters whether it is creative, physically demanding or perhaps also intellectually demanding: The most important elements are enthusiasm and fun - and team spirit when doing things together with other people. And among all the possibilities that there are to spend in a meaningful and fulfilling way, making music occupies a prominent position. It combines almost all advantages and offers everything that makes a fulfilling leisure activity.

2. Music as a hobby with an extremely wide range of facets

The special thing about making music is the unbelievable variety. The much-cited “Good Vibrations” begin in the instrument, touch body and soul and do not end with the communication with the bandmates or the audience. Motor skills and the ability to concentrate are trained piece by piece and sounds and rhythms speak to our basic instincts. And there are literally no limits: the beginner who is just playing his first chords, practicing scales or campfire songs, just like the virtuoso, constantly discovers and learns new things, there is no end to the artistic flagpole. Making music demands all the senses and is a tremendous stimulus for the brain, because active activity is crucial.


3. Making music: an outlet for feelings

Showing feelings is a difficult matter for quite a few. But those who hide behind a mask are lonely in the long run. Music is an outlet, perhaps the most multifaceted and intense of all hobbies. Anyone who has ever experienced a guitarist who puts all his emotions into a solo knows what I'm talking about. Sometimes a single, tiny note is enough for him at exactly the right moment and every listener knows what he is trying to say - the instrument as an emotional mediator between artist and audience.

4. Between fine motor skills, flow and concentration

Practicing on an instrument (the voice is also an instrument) means learning with a sense of achievement, regardless of talent or age. From toddlers to very old people, an instrument requires the interplay of sensation, expression and fine motor skills. Initially awkward fingers, joints and muscles become more and more flexible, notes vibrate and sound more and more freely, and at some point you experience this fabulous "flow" when the instrument becomes part of the player and all senses are absorbed in the action. An experience that, in interaction with others, adds another dimension to your own feelings.

5. From grief to power

Musicians process their very personal thoughts in their songs even more intensely than in literature, for example. A text becomes an emotional story through suitable grooves, sounds and sounds, or even a melody or just a certain sound is enough to put the listener right in the middle of a story. Notes or recordings preserve the whole thing for eternity and ensure that the impressions of the moment can be retrieved again and again, both for the player and for the listener. Lyrics and melodies express an attitude towards life, melancholy, rebellion and much more. Stories can begin with a musical instrument - anytime, anywhere.

6. Singing between the shower cubicle and the big stage

It is also remarkable how making music affects your health. Have you ever thought about why people sing, for example? The answer: Singing is simply good for body and soul, and in several ways. Singing stimulates the abdominal muscles, coordinates breathing, the palate and throat muscles are stretched, which by the way helps against snoring and breathing pauses during sleep. In addition, the production of happiness hormones is stimulated - after all, oxytocin and endorphins are the so-called "love hormones". Has something.

7. Making music keeps (and makes) healthy

Brain researchers, neurologists, psychologists and other scientists are increasingly concerned with the phenomenon of making music and are in the process of deciphering the effect music has on people. We already know some things like the fact that people draw positive energy from music, and not only from party music or metal riffs, but even from melancholy songs. Incidentally, this also happens when you grab the guitar by yourself or when you play with your buddies. There are studies that show that a balanced use of leisure time and personal passion can even alleviate or even cure certain ailments. It is not for nothing that making music also plays an important role as therapy in the treatment of various diseases.

If you want to delve deeper into the subject, you will find a lot of useful topics and tips under the following links. For example about "The amazing effect of singing on health." A large number of articles (English) on the subject of music & health and work-life balance have the following two links ready:

? Six reasons to get a hobby

? A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

? All Buddha statues on

? To the guitars

What experiences have you done? How did your hobby have a positive influence on you and your life? We appreciate your comments! ✍


As the electric guitarist of an alternative rock band, Dominic made several clubs in German-speaking countries unsafe (very few of them had to do afterwards). He is still regularly on stage with his unplugged band.