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Playing from memory – summary

Playing from memory - summary

Let us summarise the main propositions:

  • Memorisation should commence parallel to learning about a music piece.

  • Such an attitude enforces a thorough analytical assimilation and “hearing” of all the texture elements.

  • Auditory imagining should precede hand work.

  • The above-described methods of checking successful memorisation provide a chance...

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Playing from memory – advanced pianists

Methods of checking successful memorisation for intermediate and advanced students

1. Playing a piece very slowly and quietly – with “passive” fingers, in order to limit physical movements and force oneself to hear and dictate every single sound to oneself before any strike is made. It is necessary to make sure that one really...

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