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How to Improve Music Memorization Skills

Some additional tips on how to memorize music. I particularly like her advice in #3 and #4 – understanding and analyzing the music is particularly helpful in memorizing it.

 

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By Carolyn Walter

Memorizing music can be a daunting task for musicians of all stripes.  Unfortunately for many of us, repetition alone is not enough.  Simply playing a piece of music from a score over and over again only teaches you to play the piece extremely well. . .but with the aid of the written page.  The key to “getting off of the page” is identifying what kind of musical learner you are, and which strategies will be most effective for you as an individual.

#1 Prepare the piece for memorization
For technically challenging works, memorization will be much more difficult if you don’t have a firm grasp of the most difficult sections beforehand.  In a similar fashion, you should have a clear picture in mind of

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Music joke

My friend Nate is tuning my piano right now and between opining on his accuracy and giving him reference pitches, I’m looking up music jokes.

Let me preface this by saying that I’ve had insomnia the last two nights, so I’m feeling incredibly loopy.

Anyway, I like this one:

C, E-flat, and a G walk into a bar.

Bartender says, “We don’t serve minors here.”

Ba Dum Tsssssshhhhhhh.

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