How Music Can Help You Reduce Stress

We all live dynamic lives, and we get stressed often. Work, Kids, House chores and other things all make us very stressful and we need something to reduce the stress.

After coming home from a long day at work, the best thing you could do to reduce stress is to listen to music or play music. There are many difference musical instruments which can help you achieve that, and most of them are very easy to learn and don’t cost too much to buy.

Here are my favorite musical instruments:

The guitar

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments out there, and learning to play it is pretty easy. There are many different models and brands you can choose from with price ranges from $100 to $3000. I personally started learning to play the guitar by myself using tutorials on YouTube and the web. You can just search for your favorite song with the addon ‘guitar tutorial’ and you will get hundreds of results.

The best part about the guitar is that you can take it with you wherever you go, and you don’t need any additional equipment to play it. Just pick it up when you’re bored and start playing it!

The Piano/Keyboard

Most people confuse these two. The difference between a piano and a keyboard is that the piano is large, and the keyboard is smaller and most of the time it is powered by electric. These vary in prices too. A high-end piano can cost you up to $10,000, and the cheapest Keyboard you can get is probably around $300-500. Learning to play the keyboard is also easy, and it can be done by following tutorials on YouTube.

Unfortunately, they are not travel-friendly and you have to store them somewhere to be able to play them. This is true especially with large pianos.

Flute

The easiest, and the smallest one in this list. The flute can be learned by almost everyone, no matter your age or gender. That’s why, when someone asks me what instrument they should learn first i always tell them to learn to play the flute because it’s the easiest and you can pack it on your bag so you can play it wherever you go. To learn to play it you don’t even need to follow any tutorials. All you have to do is start blowing into it and you will figure it out!

Ukulele

The ukulele is pretty similar to the guitar, but it’s usually smaller and easier to learn to play. It usually sounds a bit deeper than an acoustic guitar and its great for beach parties and ‘summer songs’. I like the ukulele because it can be played by your kids while you are not using it. I recommend getting a ukulele if you have children because introducing your children to music from a young age can be pretty beneficial to them.

Harmonica

The harmonica is one of the hardest instruments out there in my opinion. When you first look at it, you will be overwhelmed by all the buttons and the things on it. I personally think that it can’t be learned without a proper instructor, so if you plan to get a harmonica i would highly recommend you to find a harmonica teacher, so you won’t be wasting your time.

There you have it. If you don’t feel like playing a musical instrument, I recommend you find a good relaxing music playlist and listening to them for at least half an hour after you come back home from work, i can guarantee it will help!

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