Saturday, March 06, 2010

More About Memorizing

This is the time of year when the value and craft of memorizing music comes into play. Joy Morin has recently written an excellent guide for those of you looking for more efficient ways to remember your music. I particularly like #3:
3. Always memorize the dynamics, articulations, and and other markings on the page along with the notes. Don't wait until you have the notes mastered! It's difficult to go back and fix things later. It's better - although perhaps more tedious initially - to learn it right the first time.
Uh huh. Uh huh.  My students have all heard that before. #10 (relating to multiple start points) is also very important for preparation and may save your hide in the heat of battle.

12 Tips for Memorizing Piano Music

Previously on the Collaborative Piano Blog:

8 Ways to Improve Your Marks in RCM/NMCP Piano Examinations
5 Reasons to Memorize Music
Making Endings Work
Run the Program
Goal Setting Part 3: Long Term Goals 

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