Studies in Brain-science clearly state it: learning to play a musical instrument keeps our brain abilities up to high age!
Just by accident i found this interesting article written by Margret Manning on a Website for Generation 60+. Even if i am not yet in my 60ies, the facts presented there were very interesting and undeniably strong thats why we like to present this article in full length here to our JM-Users.
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When you think of a “typical” music student, you might picture a 7-year-old girl or boy, sitting nervously in front of a piano, the tiny fingers resting lightly on the keys. Several decades ago, you may have even been that little girl or boy yourself.
Well, if you think that musical instruments are just for kids, it’s probably time to update your soundtrack. There are plenty of reasons people over 50 should consider adding a little music to their lives.
As the fitter baby boomers among us know, circuit training involves moving from one exercise machine to another, while giving ourselves a total body workout. There are very few activities that can do the same for your brain – and music is one of them.
An old german saying is: "... often when you don´t imagine it happens ..." and exactly like this it was for me when in autumn 2015 the "ERG Guitars"-company from Israel asked me if i wanted to play one of their guitars to become an official Endorser for them.
Who will say no to that. Me neither.
But already i had a very clear vision of what kind of a guitar i would have liked to play. In the 1930-50ies of last century there was this famous luthier from Paris/France, Bernabe Busato
, who already in this time built very special Jazzguitars that always have been a tempt for me as they have a very special round an full sound.
Meanwhile these guitars have become rarities and are getting harder amd harder to find on the market, and if you will have to pay something between 10 to 15.000.-€ which is just unaffordable for a musician like me..
I introduced my vision for copying such a Busato-Guitar to the constructors of Polak-Guitars
(before ERG-Guitars) and provided them with detailed informations on how to build such a kind of making, detailed measures about headstock, bodyshape, top and bottom.
The Busato-guitars have become famous for their strongly arched bodies, similar to the meanwhile well known archtop jazzguitars. Just not with F-holes but the famous Oval-hole.