Some people memorize music like it’s no big deal, and some people really have to work at it – we’re all unique flowers, after all. But most of us (myself very included) could all stand to improve our memorization skills even more, since it’s such a huge piece of being a musician. After all, if you perform, whether it’s in your Granny’s living room or at a big concert hall, it’s not always practical to port around all your music with you.
The four areas of memory:
-Tactile (finger memory)
-Aural (being able to hear the song in your head)
-Visual (being able imagine the keys being pressed, as well as the sheet music)
-Analytical (understanding the piece and its structure)
These are discussed in-depth, as well as specific suggestions for improving memory.