5 benefits of being part of a musical community

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Did you know that making music regularly with other people can bring about significant improvements in the emotional, social, and spiritual aspects? Being part of a community or musical group, whether it's a band, an orchestra, a choir, or a big band, is an activity synonymous with multiple benefits.

By joining others to make music, sing, or attend rehearsals, you contribute not only to your artistic development but also enhance your teamwork skills, social abilities, and learn from yourself and your peers.

Today we bring you some of the most important advantages of being part of a musical group:

1. Socializing with others enhances your communication

You attend rehearsals because you're passionate about making music. You interact with the conductor, other members (likely friends), talk to them, discuss your day... Unconsciously, you improve your communicative intentionality, both verbal and non-verbal communication. Furthermore, a sense of belonging to a group is created, where everyone pursues a common goal, making it easier to foster a feeling of community that binds you all together.

2. It allows you to develop empathy and learn to listen

When you decide to attend a rehearsal or participate in a concert, you not only learn from your fellow musicians and the conductor about how to play or sing in the most appropriate way for the group, but you also make an effort to empathize with each of them. After all, every person is different. When you sing or play together with other musicians or singers, different energies and emotions flow. It is here that your listening and empathy skills are developed.

3. Increases your problem-solving ability

Who hasn't encountered a setback during a performance or rehearsal and had to find quick solutions? Most likely, you have experienced it and will continue to do so, as it's part of being in any musical group. However, being part of a musical community makes you more proactive, helps you learn to improvise, and trains your brain to find solutions quickly and more creatively.

4. Improves your teamwork skills

A performance doesn't come together if each performer doesn't contribute their part. As a member of the musical group, you work as a team with all your colleagues, asking them questions, listening to them, and adapting. Your work and theirs come together to achieve good harmony among everyone. Each person identifies their place and role, and ultimately, the conductor coordinates everything. Working as a group enhances aspects such as rhythm, tempo, and interpretation.

5. Learn to enjoy

The personal satisfaction after delivering a flawless performance, where all the voices unite in harmony or none of your fellow musicians hit a wrong note, is one of the greatest joys within the group. Additionally, the preparation leading up to a concert inspires and motivates you to continue making music. This enjoyment is transmitted and collectively shared, becoming cherished personal memories in the future.

See you at the next rehearsal!