The 4 components to SECURE memorization (with Dominic Cheli)

In today's stream, Dominic Cheli teaches the 4 components that are the foundation of secure memorization: Visual, Auditory, Analytical, and Motor Memory skills. He will share the benefits of all 4, how they interweave with each other, how different tempos of practice benefit particular attributes, and much more.

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    • Pauline
    • Pauline
    • 3 mths ago
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    My notes and thoughts on this wonderful lesson:

    • Extremely helpful lesson! Healthy approach is evident.
    • Key points are insightful, such as preparing for what to do after the memory slip
    • I always appreciate your realistic, compassionate, human approach.
    • Breaking a piece in – performing in public many times before a big concert – value of community concerts
    • I love how you integrate history ... historical - the information/quote by Clara Schumann,  and current information/commentary ...Yuja Wang
    • Learning on Tonebase from you, an active concert pianist, is so valuable!
    • “A piece’s life span”...interesting concept
    • The journey - The driving analogy of all four components of memorization driving in car together is excellent: aural, visual, analytical and muscle/kinetic components. "They need to be nurtured to prevent deterioration of a piece."
    • Identifying the memory slip (ideally from a recording) and articulating it to oneself is incredibly helpful. It brings the issue to the light of day and exposes it to the sunlight.
    • It is valuable when you address the reality of the psychology in. play...ego practicing, etc.
    • Your” Piano Practice Breakdowns: Your guide to productive practice” workbook is superb! Thank you, Dominic!
    • Bach – “...having  the score in front of me is like having a sacred text – a point of Awe...when I look at the craftmanship...it is inspiring” – INDEED!
    • I enjoyed hearing your compelling reasons to begin memorizing at the beginning of the piece. That makes sense!
    • Importance of recording is valuable, to
    • “Don’t think ‘back’ on a run-through”...Excellent point. Yes! it reminds me of the mantra I used to tell my teammates when I played college volleyball: after one of us made an error, we would huddle up and say, “Focus Forward.” If we kept our minds on the past mistake and the point lost, it became counterproductive. Just like this example that you posited. The focus does need to be on improving, not lamenting the error. Only recognize the error so we can fix it.  So we can improve.
    • Wise – leave snowboarding behind. :D
    • I appreciate the questions that people asked. Thank you!

    Thank you, Dominic!

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