Memorising

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skipintro
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Memorising

Post by skipintro » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:42 pm

This has been really useful for me. Some tunes I simply can't play well without memorising them first. I feel it has really improved my playing.

https://memorisingmusic.com/2013/02/15/ ... re-review/

chrisphattingh
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Re: Memorising

Post by chrisphattingh » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:30 am

I am now 80 years old, and after an absence of 35 years, started to play again 2 years ago.
The last thing that I am worried about is whether I should memorize it or not.
And the funny thing is that by the time I can play the piece, I find I have memorized it.

Ahh just play it to the best of your ability and enjoy it, whichever way that is.

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fast eddie
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Re: Memorising

Post by fast eddie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:03 am

This topic has come up several times in the forum. Here is what I have learned. It is described in these two web sites:

https://www.wikihow.com/Memorize-Sheet-Music

and
http://www.stephenaron.net/stephenarons ... =technique

This method was taught to my son by his piano teacher in NY. Anyway it is definitely not institutive, but worth a look.

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skipintro
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Re: Memorising

Post by skipintro » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:02 am

Interesting.
Learning both ends well - a bit like building a wall (or anything?) - you get it started by establishing and building at the ends - then filling in the middle.
Learning music is another craft process!

skipintro
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Re: Memorising

Post by skipintro » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:11 am

chrisphattingh wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:30 am
I am now 80 years old, and after an absence of 35 years, started to play again 2 years ago.
The last thing that I am worried about is whether I should memorize it or not.
And the funny thing is that by the time I can play the piece, I find I have memorized it.

Ahh just play it to the best of your ability and enjoy it, whichever way that is.
There's a lot of us about!
I'm 72 and started again 2 years ago too. Well 4 years - I had a go on the banjo for a bit.
I'm not worried about memorising - I'm more worried about forgetting!
The idea is to be able to play a piece or two on demand without fiddling about with sheet music. This also gives you 'possession' of the piece so you can concentrate on how you play (expression) rather than what you play.
I've got Ferrer Tango 3 off so far, and others in the pipe line.

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