If you don’t yet have your very own synthesizer keyboard workstation, then there are a few reasons why you might want to get one. It’s always good to pick up talents through the journey of life, and one of the most underrated talents you can pick up is to play an instrument, such a synthesizer. Actually, playing a synthesizer is even more impressive than playing many other instruments, as they are require a higher knowledge base of the instrument, and generally playing a synth workstation is a higher degree of difficulty to say a regular piano. There are so many more things you can do with a synth!
1. Playing an instrument is good for your brain
Research shows that doing new things (such as playing instruments and learning sounds) creates new pathways and can improve brain function. Technically speaking, it doesn’t have to be playing an instrument; it could be learning a new language or even visiting a new place with different people. Nevertheless, one of the greatest ways to exercise your brain both artistically and logically is through creating music, and what better instrument to do so with than something so complex and beautiful such as a synthesizer.
2. Synthesizers are fun
If you’ve never had the chance to play a synthesizer keyboard, then you might not understand the pure joy you can get from doing something so simple until you actually try it. Synthesizers make you feel like a kid again and are a great way to express your creativity. It’s not so much the actual pressing of buttons you can say is the pleasure in using the synth, though that can be fun too. What is actually the most fun about using synthesizers is creating the music and playing around with the sounds. This is where keyboards like the Teenage Engineering OP-1 and Yamaha Montage 8 and 6 excel. They have so many different way they can be used and this makes the possibilities completely endless and infinite. The biggest reason to get a synthesizer in my opinion is for this reason – that they are fun to play.
3. They develop you as a person
If you don’t already know, having special talents and strengths is always an admirable thing in life. Whether you make a killer lasagna or you’re an expert of a certain video game, having a talent such as being able to play a synthesizer is a huge strength. Not only that, learning to play a synthesizer (and doing it well) might even open up doors in your career. Who knows? Maybe you’re meant to be the next Elvis of the keyboard world and you don’t even know it yet! Even if that isn’t the case, it certainly won’t hurt your resume to be able to play another instrument.
4. It can present new opportunities to you
As noted in the last point, you might not know it yet but having the ability to play a synthesizer can and might just open up new doors for you. Whether it be meeting new people or even a total career change, you won’t know what being able to play a synthesizer will do for your life. This might be your passion, and you probably wouldn’t be too happy to know that you missed out on what you were meant to do for your whole life. Take the chance and pick up a synthesizer, even if it’s one meant for beginners! You won’t regret it.
5. It will spice up your life
Let’s face it. So much of our lives is spent through routine and doing the same old mundane tasks, so why wouldn’t you want to change a part of it? Whether you want to admit it or not, it’s time for something new. How do I know? Because it’s always time for something new! You will be doing something new and exciting that can potentially even help you in your social life. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt and you definitely don’t have anything to lose from picking up a synthesizer and learning something new.
There are many reasons why you might want to learn many different things, but there are certain perks and advantages to learning to play a synthesizer over doing something like picking up a new sport hobby. Sure, you get some exercise (which I’m not undermining at all) but what does it do for you at the end of the day? Are you going to be playing in the MLB? Probably not, but becoming good at playing the synthesizer can take you far in a lot of areas of life, no matter your age. It isn’t hard to do and the fact that it is actually fun will make the whole process much easier. Pick up a synthesizer keyboard today!