How to Practice the Piano – Memorizing Music – Music Memorization

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  1. jan cam says:

    extremely helpful—I’ve always found it impossible to memorize

  2. Patricia Morgan Wagner says:

    Bruntshmallow. Do you read music as well? I can’t seem to memorize
    music. It’s so hard for me. I hoping to find ways to help me with that.
    Maybe it’s as simple as a gift you’re born with.

  3. Burntshmallow says:

    Music is easy to memorize for me. I can just hear it and learn it. 

  4. Tim KG says:

    Awesome video, very helpful, looking forward to others in the series, thank

  5. Prefurio says:

    Robert, You `re great! I have learned so much! Greatings from Europe!

  6. Reynol says:

    Thanks for your advice and will like to play piano like a pro but I dont
    know how to start. Bless u and ur family..

  7. strafer says:

    My main issue is figuring out the appropriate fingering for songs. I can
    memorize songs but I’m not sure if i’m just making it harder on myself
    based on the fingering I’m making up.

  8. Paul Anderson says:

    hi the sonata c majour k545 from mozart , im wondering from bar 5 to bar
    from ten , im tempted to to make the left hand and first a light stoccatto
    and on the the second tone a louder accented note , while making the the
    right hand on the louder at the and quieter coming back down the scale ,
    whats your thoughts on that

  9. AlfaAxel says:

    Thank you – the parabel with straightening out the paper reminds me of a
    very important lesson from computerscience, regarding writing computer
    programs: It is sometimes (very often indeed) easier to rewrite a program
    than it is to correct the mistakes. There is a psychological explanation to
    that fact: You need to make design decisions, and those decisions are the
    real “glue” which makes the program stick. Like the dynamics, they are a
    most important part of the musical experience. 🙂

  10. Paul L says:

    Kinjutsuu, this is far from bad advise, i’d say yours is bad advise. Your
    hands should act as one unit. And your brains have to learn to combine the
    hands. When you practise one hand at a time you learn to play that hand,
    but not to play it next to the other hand! You keep on doing what you think
    is best, but i ensure you that i memorise songs much faster than you.

  11. Kinjutsuu says:

    This is bad advise. I promise you, memorizing hands seperately is MUCH
    stronger, and will help to avoid blackouts. Also technique is aquired
    faster hands seperately

  12. stephenjoeagi says:

    I enjoy very much your videos and comments.I have a photographic memory,
    and when I learn a piece by heart, at first I rvisualise important parts of
    the score, and later (when I connect all the phrases together) the position
    of the hands.I ‘orchestrate’ the movements of my hands, and always have a
    ‘point de repère’ that I can refer to in case I get lost I have friends who
    can transpose a Ballade of Chopin because of their musical concept of the
    piece, but I rely on my photographic memory. Thanks

  13. Kathy Fann says:

    Oh thank You so much. I am newly beginning again now that I am retired and
    have time to enjoy the Piano. I also am struggling with the notes that are
    well out of the 5 lines and spaces. I sure would love to get one of those
    charts somewhere that show the musical notation for the Key on the Piano. I
    will love to get your advice and suggestions. I hope to be getting a better
    piano someday as well. My Thank you again I don’t
    want to miss any of your great teaching and help

  14. arquivosisaias says:

    You’re such a great teacher!

  15. Michael Szmania says:

    Great site, thank you. I have been playing for over 50 years and once and
    only once I memorized the Hungarian Rhapsody. That was over 40 years ago. I
    still play but I have to have sheet music in front of me. I can’t
    remember??? I have pieces that I have played for 50 years and I can’t play
    them without the sheet music, I just draw a blank trying to play by memory.
    I have had this problem all my life. Do you have any more hints on how to
    memorize sheet music for old guys.

  16. dongtay2 says:

    Thank for the usful tips

  17. William Servideo says:


  18. sankky091242716 says:

    Thanks you for sharing such a good knowledge

  19. floydthebarber71 says:

    Be careful, muscle memory is both a blessing and a curse. You will go
    blank. And you will get stuck. And it will be embarrassing. Make sure you
    know what you are playing.

  20. SirSardonic says:

    I have videos on my channel if you don’t believe me. They aren’t perfect,
    but I’ve developed pretty good strength in that amount of time.

  21. Eric Vince says:

    Thank you for the lessons. I’ve wondered why it took me so long to learn
    certain pieces. This helps out a lot. I will stay tuned. You give excellent
    lessons. You answer the questions that most teachers can’t answer right
    off. You make learning more interesting and fun!

  22. richard says:

    what he just taught us today is how to practice smart not practice dumb and

  23. thepianoplayer416 says:

    Tips: from the last page or last few bars, the mid sections with the last
    page and then the opening. Psychologically gives impression you’ve made it
    to the finish by starting from the end first. Practice with your ears. Make
    recordings and listen or compare other’s recordings. If something sounds
    good, chances are you haven’t made mistakes. Even hum the melody.
    Repetition. First get the correct notes. Then rest and come back later.
    First few times gets choppy. Eventually get faster & more flow.

  24. StuermischBewegt says:

    Lucid! Thank you Sir.

  25. PhrygianBlack says:

    Very, very useful! I always try to analyze the music before hand by writing
    down each chord and then figuring out how all the chords actually function
    using roman numeral analysis. This technique helps me to, not only memorize
    the music, but also understand it better.

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