Winner Eric "Mean Melin" Melin of the U.S. performs during the 2013 Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu August 23, 2013
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Playing air guitar helps musicians, say scientists

1 October 2013 Last updated at 15:53 BST

Playing air guitar or singing in the shower could play a key part in the creative process for musicians, research has found.

Scientists at Cambridge University have concluded that playing a real instrument is not the only way to unlock the musical imagination.

Jon Brain reports.