Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
69 registered (Amosdoll, AZNpiano, AZ_Astro, ando, 12 invisible), 1052 Guests and 22 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#949160 - 01/12/09 03:16 PM memorization
cardguy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 977
Greetings Teachers,

I did a quick search on this and couldn't really find what I was looking for. I'm at best an intermediate player just getting back to lessons after many decades away from the piano.

I've no knowledge of music theory and also suffer from a kind of visual deficit in that I can't picture things, in this case of course, notes on a page.

The only method I have at the moment is to memorizes a piece almost by accident, that is just as a consequence of practicing something over an over. After a while, my fingers just learn where to go..

But in addition to being a slow process, it's also very easy to make mistakes this way. I find that no matter how many times I play a piece, I'm still prone to moments of suddenly feeling lost. I usually have to start at the beginning of a previous section to get myself back on track.

Any tips on a more effective method given my limitations? Advice would be most sincerely appreciated..Rightly or wrongly, it seems to me that a piece of music isn't truly "mine" until I can play it by heart...

Many advance thanks,
CG

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#949161 - 01/12/09 03:55 PM Re: memorization
james c Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 31
Loc: Berkeley, CA
I teach my students to use aural memory to guide their memorization. I find this to be the most reliable.

I recommend singing the piece away from the piano (easier with some music than others of course).

Then sing along with your playing. It gives you a focus that is aural rather than mechanical.

This is only one tool for learning memorization.

Top
#949162 - 01/12/09 04:06 PM Re: memorization
Sal_ Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/06/08
Posts: 355
Loc: Lacey, WA
I usually end up having to memorize which notes sections begin on. Otherwise, I go by the shape of the music, which I get both aurally and visually.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
adult tutor books
by lovepianoteaching
04/18/15 12:44 AM
Lifespan of a Mason & Hamlin (1952, but barely used)
by Tickle88ivory
04/17/15 10:19 PM
Hi im NEW
by DigitalC
04/17/15 09:42 PM
I want to publish a thank you. Please check.
by Mark Cerisano, RPT
04/17/15 08:55 PM
new Yamaha P-105, headphones don't turn off speakers
by carojm36
04/17/15 07:28 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,941 Registered Members
44 Forums
163,320 Topics
2,397,194 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission