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Thread #60984   Message #3040094
Posted By: melodeonboy
25-Nov-10 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: Learning and remembering the words..
Subject: RE: Learning and remembering the words..
Perhaps the problem is "learning the words" rather than knowing, feeling and telling the story, depending on the type of song, of course.

Having the picture, story, idea, or whatever it might be, in my head, I don't usually go wrong. On the odd occasion that I forget the "correct" words, I use others that are suitable or paraphrase, which I find fairly easy to do as the words are, in most cases, the means, not the end! That doesn't work so well if I'm singing in harmony, of course!

From a technical point of view, I think the technique of learning the first word or words of a verse is quite useful, but then if you can visualise the next verse, you probably won't need to do that.