posted on May, 25 2012 @ 01:57 PM
I've been playing guitar for about 12 years now. For the past 6 years, I've played between 2-8 hours a day (sometimes 10 hours).
I love it, and I just can't stop. It's my meditation if you will. I am basically self-taught, I have never had any real lessons before.
One of the lessons I received came from an old man on the street when I was pretty young. He listened to me play, and then said:
"See that looks good, but you've gotta look at it like this..."
Right hand - Strumming/picking hand = Emotion
Left Hand - Fretting hand = Logic
--- I always remembered that, because it greatly improved my playing. I'd be less stiff with my right hand, really helped me get the sounds I wanted
But then I realized... Wait... But that's BACKWARDS to the way the Brain works. (Right hemisphere = Emotion, Left = Logic) ---- Left hand is
connected to Right side of brain, right hand is connected to Left side of brain.
Meaning that playing the guitar = going AGAINST the grain.
Basically I've linked that the guitar is not only strengthening my brain's hemispheres, but also training them to WORK with EACHOTHER.
..... Thought it was pretty cool...