Here are two questions that you might have asked yourself. First, is memorising music an important skill? Second, is it a skill that can be learned?
Memorising music is very useful. Freeing up the player to focus on execution and expression, committing music to memory frequently makes for a better and more engaging performance.
And although you might not think that you have a good memory, memorising music is an ability that can definitely be deliberately practised and learned. That’s where this guide comes in.
Below you’ll find ten tips that will help to facilitate memorisation - easy steps to take that will support you in your journey to becoming a better musician.
It might be worth visiting a previous article that tackles how to read sheet music faster. It’s not a bad idea to establish fluency in reading sheet music before turning to focus on memorisation skills, particularly if you’re a classical musician.