Thumb calluses and Pachelbel's Canon... it's a hard life being a cellist
Playing music can do some spectacular things - and here's a great animated overview.
Playing music makes you feel good - the rhythm, movement and breathing involved are great for your body, and it also does fantastic things to your mind.
Music-making and its effects on the brain is the subject of this rather fascinating Ted-Ed talk.
Neuroscientist Anita Collins looks at all the spectacular things that happen in musicians’ brains as they play, and some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.