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Thread #149338   Message #3474631
Posted By: DebC
01-Feb-13 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: How do we remember the words?
Subject: RE: How do we remember the words?
You have to use what works for YOU. Mike Waterson once told me that he would memorise a song by reading it over before he went to sleep and without fail would know it in the morning. Didn't work for me.

I am very slow to memorise and use repetition. I do a lot of memorising in the car while I am driving. If I have a recording of the song, I'll play a verse and then repeat that verse only without the recording. I try to build on each verse or line.

I once had a seven hour drive from Maine through New Brunswick on my way to Nova Scotia. I was memorising "The Rose In June" (maritime ballad) and had it down by the time I got to Moncton.

Unfortunately, I'd haven't sung it since and I need to do some brushing up on that one 'cuz it's a good one.

Deb Cowan