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Chuan Chang on memorization

Chuan C. Chang, in his magnum opus FUNDAMENTALS OF PIANO PRACTICE, goes into some depth on how to memorize.

But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. This book is over 300pp. (available in HTML and PDF). It covers a rather complete set of practice topics, as well as some material on brain science, tuning, and other topics.

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  1. Peter Tarsio | 22 September 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I know his work and have corresponded with the author and the main contentions in his book are useful but not the entire picture for sure. Memorization is a complex process and to do a lot of repetition is not the only way to learn the music although that is what many do to at least put it into the fingers. Beign able to hear what you play and understand the harmonic elements are important and the ability to read music well and have a good ear are essential to do what a musician is required to do which includes a hight caliber form of musicianship.

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