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.