how many pieces can one (/you) remember?
many...200? probably more ,but does it really matter??
Is it really important if piece is memorized or not?
NO IT IS NOT IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is important is how piece interpreted and presented.
If it is touched the listener and sounds beautiful!!!
I've heard players who played with tremendous accuracy, speed and precision both from score or memorized, but absolutely boring ...
or with no speed and precision and almost unlisttenable, yet memorized etc. ...
Play it beautifully!!
Memorized or not...Beauty and passion is the key, not aount of memorization, ability to sight read etc.
these just purely technical aspect of the craft, yet Art even with technical perfection but without deep spiritual content is ... just audio noise with guitar...
Smudger5150 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:34 pm
I've read a lot of threads regarding memorising pieces versus sight-reading and I wondered how all you memorisers(?) cope with expanding your repetoire or trying out new pieces.
Is there general a limit to how many one can remember at 1 time?
Do you all limit the number of pieces you have memorised so that you don't forget one of them?
Is that why some players seem to play the same repertoire all the time? (Maybe that's just my perception...)
Do some of you rely on sight-reading to 'remind' you how to play a piece therefore allowing you to not have any limits to what you learn to play? Or does that have it's limits too?
Is it not possible to rely on sight-reading to play some pieces more or less straight away or is that only possible for pieces x number of grades below your level? i.e. an advanced player should be able to play all beginner pieces from sheet music without needing to learn a piece (I theorise). Or is there a limit to that too i.e. even the best sight-reading CG player can't play a piece with, say, 3 voices and would have to learn it to some degree?
So in an attempt to summarise my various hopefully-related queries:-
Do you all find there is a limit to how many pieces you can memorise and what techniques do you use to learn/play new pieces without affecting your memory of the pieces you already know?
I'd better speak by music...Please listen it on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Thanks!