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Thread #149338   Message #3474248
Posted By: GUEST,Blandiver
01-Feb-13 - 03:59 AM
Thread Name: How do we remember the words?
Subject: RE: How do we remember the words?
Bulk Learning is good too. I always try and have a batch of songs on the go at any one time and it works a treat. Out of every five, invariably three get through.

Motivational factors are crucial too. For me learning a song because I like it is no longer enough. We take an annual spring break in Norfolk & last year I was serenading my wife around Fakenham Morrisons with as much as I could remember of Fakenham Fair. I don't much like Fakenham Fair; indeed many have argued that it's not even a proper Folk Song, and I agree, but not without qualification (see HERE for the discussion). Nevertheless, I determined to learn it (from the singing of Peter Bellamy - I'd like to say Jim Eldon, but whilst it's reported to be in his repertoire I've never heard him sing it) just so the next time we're shopping in Fakenham Morrisons I can sing it all. Meantime, I'll sing it as a souvenir of my beloved Norfolk along with Harry Cox's Cod Fish and Sam Larner's Butter and Cheese and All.