Tag Archives: memorization

7 Surprising Benefits of Memorization

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Do you memorize your music? You should. Let me be clear. I don’t believe it’s necessary, or even desirable, to […]


Aural Skills: Yes, They Really Matter!

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  I won’t say I told you so, but… I was reading a post on one of my favorite music […]


The Three Pieces You Absolutely Need to Know

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There is a great article in Harp Column magazine this month by Nadia Pessoa. It’s all about survival skills and  […]


Why Memorization is a Poor Substitute for Note Reading

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Do you memorize instead of reading the notes? If so, you’re not alone. Many people do this believing it is […]


The Three Necessary Stages: Stage Two: Conscious Memorization

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In a previous post I wrote about rote memorization, the repetitive process that can be summed up in the words […]


The Three Necessary Stages of Memorization, Part 1

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  It is easy to know when we don’t have a piece memorized. It is more difficult to know when […]


The Three Steps to Memorization

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“Please memorize this for next lesson.” These are words that send chills through many musicians. Do you dread playing from […]


The Big Secret about Ear Training

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Ear training is a subject that makes people either shrug their shoulders or shudder. The many different approaches breed confusion […]


No More Memorization Mistakes

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With recital season upon us, it may be the perfect time to check your memorization techniques. Memorization mistakes are probably […]