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Topic: Learning Strategies  (Read 1457 times)

Offline C-A

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Learning Strategies
on: May 08, 2005, 12:42:21 PM
Any learning strategy that may help others students out there?
I have 1: How to easily learn and memorize pieces full of chords and wide leaps and turns.
In learning and memorizing easily pieces with huge amounts of chords like Chopin's Military, I suggest practicing and memorizing part by part at the same time. It means while you're "cleaning up", removing any mistakes, absorb the data at the same time and put it in your brain, then try memorizing that part once it is clean, then continue to the next part, rather learning it until there's no more mistakes then memorizing it next because it's a little confusing when reading this one, then suddenly your hands ends up in the wrong notes and you lost track of where you are.
It works for me- within less than 3 weeks, I was able to memorize almost the entire Polonaise, except that the middle portion still needs to be cleaned.
It also works for pieces with huge leaps like Chopin's Waltz Op.42 and it may work in Etude 25/4's left hand.