The 11 Most Surprising Benefits of SINGING – Even More Reasons to Start Singing Along with Your Guitar!

Hey good people! My name is Alon, I'm 27 and I play mainly the guitar, piano, and harmonica. In the last few years, I traveled through four different continents with my guitar while performing and teaching music. Currently, I am based in sunny Tel Aviv, Israel. The GuitarHippies mission: To get you to enjoy your musical journeys to the fullest. Cheers!

I Love singing. Since the day I started playing guitar I almost always used to sing, even though at the beginning I was terrible at it. There is something about singing that just makes us feel good, and it's one of the most enjoyable musical activities you can engage in. No wonder just about everybody loves singing in the shower… Today I'll show you some surprisingly cool advantages and health benefits of singing that might make you take your singing out of the shower and into the world…

Especially as a guitarist, singing along instead of just playing an “empty song” will make you a ton more interesting to listen to. Let's start with all the health benefits:

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Keep readin' and find out, you might be surprised…

 Health Benefits of Singing – Singing Is Therapeutic Both Physically and Emotionally. Here's Why*:

1. Singing Is Scientifically Proven To Improve Your Mood, Make You Happy And Relaxed. It releases the same feel-good brain chemicals as sex and chocolate! Endorphins and Oxytocin are a very powerful combination that will make you happy, reduce stress and ease any pain you might be suffering from.

2. It’s An Actual Workout, And A Really Good One. Through singing and proper breathing, you are having a great aerobic workout. Yes, the one that works on the lungs… If you don't believe it, try for yourself to sing for 30 minutes and see how great you feel afterward, or ask any performing singer (even if it's the local choir singer) how he feels after a two-hour performance.

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Now seriously, find an empty space and just go and sing your favorite songs as if you're the band leader. Put the actual songs in the background if it gets you in the mood, and let us know how it felt…

If you do not have any singing background, I got you covered with the first steps to sing well! - click here

If you do not have any current background with singing at all and you want to get started – click here

3. Your Everyday Posture Will Become Better and you'll look more impressive. The most basic singing 101 is to always make sure you stand / sit straight and in a correct posture. When you get this right and keep practicing it regularly, it will also “spread” to your everyday routines.

4. Your Breathing Will Become More Efficient And You Will Be More Vital. When you are more efficient it means you get more oxygen, more oxygen means you are less tired and enjoy increased vitality! Unfortunately, it's a fact that most of us just breathe incorrectly and in a shallow way. Partly because of the everyday life hurries and stresses, and partly just because we never practiced doing it in the most efficient way, even if it sounds like something so simple and obvious. Singing will help you fix it!

5. Singing Boosts Your Immune System, helping to fight disease and prolonging life expectancy.

When you start singing along to your guitar - you take yourself up a notch as a musician and as an entertainer. People will WANT to listen!

When you start singing along to your guitar – you take yourself up a notch as a musician and as an entertainer. And when you get good at it, people will WANT to listen to you!

Benefits of Singing for the Instrumental Musician:

6. You are no longer a no-lyrics guitar player! When You Sing Along With Your Instrument You Are 10X More Interesting For The Listeners! And everybody can learn how to sing, so why not? Think about it, would you go to a concert where the artist only plays the guitar and does not sing a single word? That just sound boring.

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7. Singing Will Get You To The Front Of The Stage. Even if you don't want to become the full-time lead vocalist in your band, decent singing skills can let you jump to the front for a song or two occasionally, like John Frusciante does in Red Hot Chilli Peppers concerts and he is just one example.

8. You will be able to Sing Harmony and back up the lead vocalist! Who said The Grateful Dead, The Beatles? Those are the kind of harmonies that can make people happy… (-:benefits of singing

9. The enhanced breathing control you will get from singing will be Very Helpful If You Play Multiple Instruments that require good breathing control such as the harmonica, flute, trumpet, etc.

10. Singing Enriches Your Ability To Appreciate The Art Of Great Singers, just like you guitar lets you further appreciate good guitarists.

11. Oh, and check out the meme on the bottom of the post… It might just be true (-;

So What Are You Waiting for? Everybody Can Learn How to Sing Well:

Check out this article here for 4 HUGE Singing Tips that will get you comfortably singing starting from today! In this link, you can also read a bit about an excellent online course I took and highly recommend about in case you are really serious about it and willing to put in the time to become a much better singer.

Use these 4 tips to sound MUCH better when you sing, immediately

Related Articles and Studies That Prove The Points Above:

Time Magazine – Singing Changes Your Brain.

Guitar Tricks – 11 Tricks For Singing And Playing Guitar At The Same Time.

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An academic research from the UK about singing benefits.

Heart – Singing Is Good For You.

* The source of the health benefits is Barbershop.orgHealth Benefits Of Singing

That's it. Peace and have fun singing! What motivates YOU to sing? Please let us know in the comments.

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4 comments for “The 11 Most Surprising Benefits of SINGING – Even More Reasons to Start Singing Along with Your Guitar!

  1. Singing Noob
    July 26, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Great article..Thanks for this …was really look for something like this for my study. ALso found a site that you could use for some reference: A was able to get some good info for my masters degree.

    Please do keep posting often 🙂

    • Alon
      July 29, 2016 at 5:29 AM

      Hey there! Honestly, I was expecting a clickbait website in the link you posted, (this is the case with many comments that are actually spam…) but there was actually some nice info there.

      Thanks for sharing and I will definitely keep posting often. Alon

  2. Jerry, Seattle
    February 1, 2016 at 2:57 AM

    Cool stuff, I did find that after I started singing it helped me with breathing more easily. (maybe it’s because I got more into running at that time so not sure)

    Another point – singing will help you get the ladies (;

    • Alon Cooper
      February 2, 2016 at 7:29 AM

      It sure will, as the last meme shows… Anyway, I’m glad you found it helpful.

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