SKIPPED THE GYM? NO PROBLEM!
When in doubt, practice more! Violinists burn around 170 calories in an hour simply by playing their instrument, so there’s no need to compromise on improving on your skill.
EVEN MORE FITNESS?
If you are looking to challenge yourself even more, you could try cycling backwards whilst playing the violin! That is exactly what Mr Christian Adam did and he holds his own world record of 5:08 hours cycling backwards while playing.
Playing a musical instrument increases the volume and activity in the brain’s corpus callosum, the bridge between the two hemispheres. This allows messages to get across the brain faster and through more diverse routes.
IMPROVED MOTOR SKILLS
The right primary cortex of a violin player’s brain is devoted to their left fingers, compared to non-violinists. This contributes to improved motor skills most musicians possess.
A REAL CHALLENGE TO LEARN
The violin is considered to be one of the most difficult instruments to learn, however, it is definitely worth possessing this awesome skill that many wish they had.