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Thread #60984   Message #977499
Posted By: Seaking
05-Jul-03 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Learning and remembering the words..
Subject: Learning and remembering the words..
I always seem to have a problem learning new lyrics and an even bigger problem remembering them when it matters most. On many occasions the fog has come down somewhere in the middle of a song I've spent hours, days , weeks rehearsing at home only to find the mind going blank half way through singing at a club/festival/early morning campsite gathering . I have total admiration for the singers who can reel off dozens of songs over a weekend with no recourse to books, bits of paper stuck to the guitar, etc and get through with no problems. (I don't mind other people using notes, I just don't like doing it myself.) Does anyone have any suggestions for techniques to learning the words to new songs and then to remember them. Maybe it's a 'You have it or you don't' thing but I'm willing to try any good suggestions.

Thanks
CK