X-Mas Guitar Lessons Gift Certificate from X-Factor Music Tuition - 2 Lessons for the Price of 1 £30.00 Add to basket View basket Category Music Lessons Gift The guitar is an an amazing instrument to learn. With some expert guidance from X-Factor Music Tuition we will help you get to your goals quicker than you thought whether you are a beginner or returning player lasped from the frustration of learning. We tried to come up with all the reasons one should learn but Men's Health did such a great job we have some of the family friendly reasons.Guitar Lessons X-MAS Gift Certificate ValidityThis gift certificate entitles you to four one hour lesson for the price of three. You can choose to attend in-person at our purpose built studio in Calne, Wiltshire, online via SKYPE or a combination of the two modes of delivery to suit your availabilty. Lessons must be taken by 31st December 2017. Gift certificates are valid only for use with the stated offer and not for payment for subsequent / on-going lessons.Men's Health"10 Scientific Reasons You Should Play the GuitarHave you ever wondered why guitarists seem so laid back and loose on stage? Some shredders even appear to be immortal, like the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. Maybe they just have access to really good doctors, but here’s another potential explanation: The axe might be as powerful as anything inside the medicine cabinet. Strapping on a Fender could boost your brainpower, sex life, six-pack, and more.FEEL SERIOUS PLEASUREWho needs groupies? Simply plugging in your guitar, playing it, and listening to the music you’re creating can make you feel good—orgasmically so. According to a neuroscientific study from McGill University, hearing music triggers the release of dopamine in the brain, the same chemical that’s released during sex. WAVE AWAY STRESSWhether it’s your boss or bills that give you anguish, grabbing your Gibson can help zap stress. A dual study from the Mind-Body Wellness Center and Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Applied Biosystems found that stress can be reduced on a genomic level by playing an instrument. Rocking out actually reverses your body’s response system to pressure.SEND PAIN PACKINGForget popping pills: If you live with chronic pain, reach for a pick. According to a study from the University of Utah’s Pain Research Center, listening to music—and in this case, your own sweet licks—can take your mind off, and thereby reduce, pain.SHARPEN YOUR MINDDid Einstein secretly shred? A new Scottish study says if you play the guitar—or any musical instrument, for that matter—you’re more likely to have sharper brain function, which can help guard against mental decline in the future. Open a songbook and study up.TOUGHEN YOUR TICKERRockers have killer chops—and cardiovascular systems: Researchers from the Netherlands found that patients who practiced music for more than 100 minutes a day showed a significant drop in blood pressure and a lower heart rate than those who didn’t. Three of the test subjects? Guitarists.SEDUCE TOTAL STRANGERSCan’t wail yet? Don’t worry. Just carrying a guitar case can seriously boost the odds of women wanting you—even if they’re total strangers, finds recent research in Psychology of Music. How come? Studies show women associate musical ability with intelligence, commitment, hard work, and physical prowess—and ladies associate all those qualities with your ability to earn money, the researchers say.BUILD MORE BRAINPOWERStuck at work without your six-string? You’re still giving your brain a workout: According to a Cambridge University study, musicians continue being creative even when they’re not playing their instruments. Researchers found that performers visualize music in terms of its shape, and then process that as a form of practice. Most don’t see it as such, but it’s a highly creative way of learning.RECORD YOURSELF, REWARD YOURSELFOftentimes, guitarists will record their sessions or demo songs; that way, they can go back and practice them. But bring your recordings to the gym and you might see a physical benefit: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences found that music doesn’t just make for solid background noise while working out—it actually made exercising less exhausting for study participants."