Some musical benefits

The things music (especially playing it in addition to listening to it) brings to our lives are profound, but not always easy to measure or even to identify.

So, here are a few benefits I can think of, and name, which come from engaging with music:

Physial wellbeing

Self confidence

Sensual pleasure

Mental accuity

Social contact

Emotional exercise

And this is just the act of playing in general, not the particular joy of listening to a well-loved work, or singing in a thrilling chorus, or becoming suddenly excited by a piece you've never encountered before.