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Thread #149338   Message #3474007
Posted By: Artful Codger
31-Jan-13 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: How do we remember the words?
Subject: RE: How do we remember the words?
I learn words and music together, since the music helps "contextualize" the lyrics, providing additional memory cues, and I use a slew of other mnemonic techniques besides. The topic of how to memorize lyrics has been discussed quite a few times before, so I'd suggest searching for those threads. A sampling:

Tips for memorizing songs
Learning songs by heart
How do you learn/memorize songs?
Memorizing songs and performance quality

And if you can filter out the heated blather:
Is it OK to sing from a song book?

Most of the advice, of course, is of a general and fairly intuitive nature, but occasionally people have made more helpful and specific suggestions, particularly in the first thread. Such tips, extracted, would form a handy PermaThread, considering how often people would like help memorizing things.