Jazz guitar makes your brain smarter – here’s proof

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Articles, General Updates | 0 comments

FretDojo Academy Club member Ken N. forwarded this TED video to his fellow members this week – you should definitely check this out (only 4 mins):

In a nutshell:

Neuroscientists in recent years have made exciting progress observing brain activity in subjects playing a musical instrument.

What did they find?

Well, to quote the above video:

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout. When someone plays a musical instrument, multiple areas of the brain “light up” simultaneously in integrated, interrelated, and astonishingly fast sequences…playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once.”

Apparently, regular practice of a musical instrument strengthens visual, auditory, and motor cortices of the brain in particular – allowing you to apply that increased “brain power” to other activities outside of music too.

I bet that Ken is happy to be part of my FretDojo Academy Club right now. Not only is it a way to keep your jazz guitar playing in good shape, but now your brain as well.

You’re welcome to join in too – here’s where to get access and more info:


Greg O’Rourke,

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