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Joan Memorising songs and performance quality (64* d) RE: BS: Memorising songs and performance quality 20 Jul 00

For me the operative idea is "Forget 'how' you're singing, and concentrate on 'what' you're singing." Good advice.

If I'm "seeing the pictures" while I sing, then remembering isn't even an effort. If I'm distracted and unfocused, the next line or a whole verse might suddenly poof away. Forgetting can happen to anybody, pro or notpro, but if you'd prefer not to want the earth to open and swallow you when you've gone blank, concentration can be a learned skill. Some good ideas in this thread about memorization. What's important is that the end result is a song well sung.

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