How playing an instrument benefits your brain

An interesting TED Lesson by Anita Collins: i like to share it with my readers!


When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active.

But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout.

What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

John William Duarte — English Suite, Op. 31 — Prelude: my ukulele transcription

My ukulele transcription of Prelude from English Suite, Op. 31 by John William Duarte.

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Fernando Sor, ‘Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart’, Op. 9 — My Ukulele version

This time i made a transcript a bit more substantial than previous

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Transcribing classical guitar pieces on ukulele

Often some musicians approach the ukulele after studying for years a more ‘conventional’ instrument.

So It’s natural try to play songs you already know, a sort of ‘comfort music’ that helps to get familiar with the new instrument.

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