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Re: pieces easy to memorize but not necessarily easy to play
Kalos Piano #2606994 01/21/17 08:21 PM
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Philip Glass comes to mind (though I have only ever played the opening piece from Glassworks, and have not actually tried to memorize it...)


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Re: pieces easy to memorize but not necessarily easy to play
Kalos Piano #2607067 01/22/17 01:12 AM
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Mozart tends to be fairly easy to memorise -and easy to play badly. Most of Chopin's music is fairly easy to memorise, but there are most definitely exceptions. A lot (but by no means all) of Beethoven is ok too.

Sometimes it's a matter of spending time looking for underlying patterns, and then things fall into place -it can feel a bit like cracking a code. Prokofiev and Ravel are usually ok for me if I approach them in this manner -scary at first, but there's always a pattern.

Studying music away from the piano is great for most music, and can make the task of memorising so much easier, although I think ear-training is the number one tool for learning music; the pay-offs are particularly remarkable in tonal music.

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