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#1985142 - 11/10/12 08:18 PM NPR Piece on Muscle Memory
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#1985210 - 11/11/12 01:19 AM Re: NPR Piece on Muscle Memory [Re: moscheles001]
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thanks for posting. Very interesting. I have a terrible memory. But when I play a piece over and over day after day, it is not memorized but as I read/play the music the fingers almost seem to go where they are supposed to next in sequence.

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#1985280 - 11/11/12 09:03 AM Re: NPR Piece on Muscle Memory [Re: moscheles001]
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You're welcome, Michael. The topic comes up fairly frequently here, so I thought members would find this of interest.

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#1985636 - 11/12/12 07:44 AM Re: NPR Piece on Muscle Memory [Re: moscheles001]
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It was interesting, but it seems rather a stretch to tie the results of those experiments very directly to what we musicians refer to as "muscle memory". After all, the experiments had nothing to do with performing.

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#1985678 - 11/12/12 10:23 AM Re: NPR Piece on Muscle Memory [Re: moscheles001]
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I've always had the feeling though, that memorizing a piece is like learning a path up a mountain - and there are certainly many!

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#1985731 - 11/12/12 01:40 PM Re: NPR Piece on Muscle Memory [Re: moscheles001]
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When I was younger I believed memorization had much do to with the vizualization of the music. I simply closed the music and felt I could see the pictures. As I got older I realized that getting 'stuck' somewhere in the music really meant I did not understand the piece throughly in terms of theory and fingering.

I believe memory is a skill and for me the repetition is what gets the song blue-printed into my brain.

I don't like to remember a ski run unless I might get stuck in a black diamond. I like to preserve my brain cells mostly for music.

rada

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