Physiological evidence shows that learning how to play the chords of a guitar and reading sheet music opens neural pathways that otherwise remain shut. Playing the guitar not only looks and sounds cool, but actually has a lot of cognitive benefits for your brain! Socially, being able to play the guitar can help in uniting people and making you more interesting to potential friends and significant others. Nothing is cooler than someone able to strum a cool rock song in front of an outdoor bonfire! Who knows, if you’re good enough you may stand a chance at being a part of a band, or even performing solo and earning some money out of it! It can improve your concentration, help manage your emotions, and strengthen your motor skills. Playing the guitar is not an easy task and requires a lot of practice and dedication. But once you get the hang of it the social, physical, and cognitive benefits are too good to ignore.