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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:42 pm    Post subject: FAQ ON PLAYING FROM MEMORY Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

FAQ ON PLAYING FROM MEMORY
by Phil Tompkins


1) INTRODUCTION

From time to time people on rec.music.makers.piano have raised the
question of how to memorize. Discussions of this question
inevitably evoked the prior question of whether to memorize at
all. This FAQ addresses these two questions.

In preparing this document I am indebted to a number of
contributers to r.m.m.p. I have also drawn on some of the
literature about playing the piano. In addition, since memory is
a topic that psychologists investigate, I looked briefly into what
they had to say that would be relevant.

I do not claim to have all the answers, but I hope to have at
least presented the major considerations. There is no single set
of answers which applies to everyone. Different people have
different methods of memorizing, not to mention different views on
whether to memorize at all. I tried to take these differences
into account so as to come up with a document which will be of
general use. I have also tried to clearly indicate what are my
own opinions.

This FAQ has been re-written based on comments, corrections, and
additional information received in reponse to draft versions
posted on r.m.m.p. I will gladly incorporate further information
into new versions should I continue to receive responses.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I found the previous topic on the web site of our registered member #248 Joe McMahon
http://www.ibiblio.org/emusic-l/
it's a very interesting collection of things related to electronic music like:

Synth/MIDI/Analog/Acoustic Bibligraphy

A list of books of possible interest to electronic musician.
Piet van Oostrum's "Bibliography on synthesizers, Midi, Computer and Electronic Music"

Documents

MIDI.com's introductory MIDI tech info.
MIDI Specification.
MIDI and the Powerbook 1xx series.

FAQs

"What synth should I buy?"
"What is csound?"
"What notation software is available?"

FAQ lists

Beginner's Synthesizer FAQ
Electronic and Computer Music FAQ
Music composition FAQ.
The alt.music.midi MIDI FAQ.
MIDI archives FAQ.
Wind controllers FAQ
Digital pianos FAQ.
Playing from memory FAQ.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Interesting. I memorize everything. I may be dyslexic when it comes to reading music. I can't read and play at the same time. Embarassed Crying or Very sad Shocked Question Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
Interesting. I memorize everything. I may be dyslexic when it comes to reading music. I can't read and play at the same time. Embarassed Crying or Very sad Shocked Question Laughing


You're hardly alone there. Let me take a moment to gaze into a mirror.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have scavenged the site of #248 too. Very interesting stuff.
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