Josh Jones, a writer and musician, has stated in his article “The Neuroscience of Drumming: Researchers Discover the Secrets of Drumming & The Human Brain” that
“Perhaps… drummers have fundamentally different brains than the rest of us”
We recommend to read the article, it is really interesting. Here are some key points of it:
“Drummers can actually be smarter than their less rhythmically-focused bandmates” (Jordan Taylor Sloan, Mic)
“drumming ultimately has therapeutic value… drumming increases positive emotions and leads people to work together in a more cooperative fashion”
“Whether we can train ourselves to think and feel like drummers may be debatable”
Only one question: If drumming is so useful, why people want drummers to train in a as far as possible remote room or (that is even better) in a shed / garage 🙂 ?
Pre-Reading Abilities in Toddlers
“Research reveals strong connections between rhythm skills and pre-reading abilities in toddlers”
Source: Woodruff Carr K, W.-S.T., Tierney A, Strait D, Kraus N., Beat synchronization and speech encoding in preschoolers: A neural synchrony framework for language development, in Association for Research in Otolaryngology Symposium, 2014: San Diego, CA
Benefits of Drumming
The infographic source: TakeLessons.com
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Benefits of Music in Childhood
“Music is innate, universal and part of the human experience from a very early age”
Read more: Sharon Bryant, Music and Toddlers: Benefits of Music and Movement in Early Childhood
Drums Are a Powerful Remedy for Healing
- Reduce stress
- Diminish anxiety and tension
- Reduce chronic pain
- Produce feelings of well-being
- Boost your immune system
- Release negative feelings
- Help you connect with yourself and others
- Help you focus on the moment
- Support clarity of mind
- Increase creativity
Read more: The Surprising Health Benefits of Drumming
Source: The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming, Michael Drake, Talking Drum Publications, 2010, 132p. – page 106. See also here
Drumming Helps Children with Autism
“Preliminary results showed:
- A vast improvement in movement control while playing the drums, including dexterity, rhythm, timing.
- Movement control was also enhanced while performing daily tasks outside the school environment, including an improved ability to concentrate during homework.
- A range of positive changes in behaviour within school environment, which were observed and reported by teachers, such as improved concentration and enhanced communication with peers and adults.”
Source: Scientists reveal drumming helps schoolchildren diagnosed with autism, MedicalXpress.com, University of Chichester.
Why Music Matters
- “Music students do better in English, math and science than their peers without music.”
- “More music and art mean fewer dropouts, and a reduced number of suspensions.”
- “Music students are better at learning a second language.”
Source: Mounting Evidence Shows Music Education Boosts Student Achievement in Reading and Math; Helps Students Stay in School, NAMM.org and ECS.org.
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After such serious information let’s increase positive emotions 🙂 :