3 Ways In Which Music Makes You a Better Problem-Solver
Music has untold benefits for those who study it, and one of those great benefits is the ability to solve problems in creative and unique ways:
#1. Perspective Shift:
Music, and in particular singing, demands the ability to understand things from other perspectives. The ability to approach a problem from multiple perspectives is essential. Creative solutions require adaptability, and innovation, and this can often be achieved by studying a problem from different angles.
#2. Breaking It Down:
Solving a problem is not like turning a switch on and off. It is about the ability to take something large, and break it down into smaller manageable pieces. Learning a new piece of music is very similar. Though we aim to learn how the piece works together as a whole, particularly larger works need to be broken down into smaller, manageable parts, so that we don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged.
Keeping with a problem, even when it’s frustrating, is an essential skill. Musicians are used to this process when learning a piece of music. It’s never perfect the first time, which is why musicians must practice the same piece of music multiple times.
How else might music make you a better problem-solver? Tell us in the comments below!