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    is playing guitar is good for your mental health?

    We see playing guitar as a form of mindful escapism, a way to create space between an individual and their busy mind. Guitar-playing is beneficial to your overall well-being and mental health in other ways, too, including helping you develop a greater sense of personal achievement.

    What you say about this?
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    I guess

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    I guess hobbies in general are pretty good for your mental health if you enjoy them. If you hate playing guitar it's probably not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    I guess hobbies in general are pretty good for your mental health if you enjoy them. If you hate playing guitar it's probably not.
    Yeah, I agree. Like, in the case of a kid who is forced to play the piano or the guitar or whatever, it's probably not good for their mental health. Or if you force yourself to play music you hate. Or maybe you used to want to play, but now you have absolutely zero interest.

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    Playing music is one of, if not the only, activity that requires you to use both sides of your brain at the same time. The logic/analytical side works to achieve a precise performance, while the creative side works to bring the feeling of the music to life. So, in that regard, it's absolutely great for your mental health - it's brain exercise. It's also an outlet for mental and emotional pain. So in that regard it's also healthy. For me, it led to all the free beer and vodka I could ever drink in my 20s, so in that regard it nearly killed me.
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    I dont play shit and I mean I dont play SHIT... but having a guitar near me just to even make some noise helped me stay "sane" on my loneliness while working abroad away from my country family and friends. Still does and I still like to mod and change things, so I say yes it helps. At least to me.

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    it depends how ocd you are about playing.

    if you are constantly chasing tone and gear shifting then perhaps not so good for mental health ....
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    I guess, I feel similarly about kata as well.
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