It Finally Makes Sense.

This short story begins back around 1977-78.

I’m not sure how it came to be, but I started giving guitar lessons to the son of friends of my parents.  I was 17 or 18 and he was a few years younger. I got him started, but Rich has become a much better player than I ever was and has amassed a very impressive  collection of six-string instruments.

Rich, his wife and I also attended the same college, but a few years apart.  They now spend part of the year in the South Carolina Lowcountry and we are looking forward to our next visit together.

All that to introduce the following article that Rich texted to me last night:

Science Says Guitar Players’ Brains are Different From Others.

All joking aside, it is a very interesting, light article and maybe explains some questions my wife has been asking for years?

Out playing with the boys, one October, several years ago. (My wife was not a fan of this Augusta Greenjackets, fundraising jersey.. After it disappeared, she claimed that the washing machine ate it.)

My favorite pull quote from the article:  Guitar Players Have A Higher Intuition, described  as “The ability to understand something instinctively without the need for conscious reasoning.” 

Thus the T shirt….”I play guitar, pet dogs and know things” is not without merit.

As far as my wife, she feels vindicated, now knowing that I don’t think much.

All in jest honey, all in jest.


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Nashville, TN, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to It Finally Makes Sense.

  1. Wally Bock says:

    Hmm … I’ve heard that tenors have resonating cavities where other people have brain tissue. Never heard about the guitar brain before, though. It does explain some things.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jim Borden says:

    I like that t-shirt slogan…


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