Time Invested In Practicing Pays Off For Young Musicians, Research Shows

June 14, 2011 Comments Off on Time Invested In Practicing Pays Off For Young Musicians, Research Shows

You might expect that studying an instrument only improves the skills needed to play that instrument. Finger dexterity, say, or auditory processing. Here is a study that shows what piano teachers have long suspected: learning to play an instrument improves mental functioning in areas not directly related to music. In this case, verbal ability and visual pattern completion (that sounds an awful lot like reading music to me).

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081104132916.htm

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