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I appreciate everyone's input. I quite don't feel bad now -I just thought the problem lies on me for having difficulty memorizing remembering my pieces and reflecting on it I don't have solid technique in memorization. Yes, I'm a strong sight reader but poor on remembering. I remember my teacher would ask me to memorize my pieces once we've polished it but I never carried that method on my adulthood when playing new songs as I encounter them. I think that's the problem my brain is not programmed to do it anymore and I need to switch it on again.

Thank you Iaroslav Vasiliev for the diagram. Definitely I appreciate that and has taught me to be more conscious on score visualization, keyboard visualization and aural memorization. I'm sure I will still have challenges but at least I have direction now by using principles and foundation techniques you mentioned to help turn on my long term memory.


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(1) Remember you need to "sleep on it" to convert short term memory to long term memory. Memory consolidation occurs during sleep.

(2) For keeping a piece in one's repertoire for the long term, it helps to learn it (memorize it), put it away for a period (weeks to months), bring it back (you will have forgotten much of it, but it will come back without too much work), then put it away again and bring it back (it will come back quickly).

Even so, most pieces need to be periodically refreshed if they aren't played on a very regular basis.


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This was interesting. I was looking for that advice to review a new item after a minute, an hour, a day, and a week, but couldn't find it. But there is this:

http://ol.scc.spokane.edu/jroth/Cou...0and%20TESTS/Curve%20of%20Forgetting.htm


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For when you are approached by a piano in the wild, and someone asks you to tame it,

try this-

Improvise!

Arpeggios sound cool for a warm-up, and you can determine if the piano is in tune enough, and what keys are sticky or pingy. Fiind a key you are comfortable in. try a 12 bar blues, or a waltz pattern, and just jam out. There is so much music out there, it does not matter if people say,
play Maple Leaf Rag
or play
something by famous rock star.

You are NOT a juke box. Play what you like.


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