Week 3 Thread: Galant Style for Galant People
Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of "Mozart & Haydn - Music from the 18th Century" challenge!
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This week, we will talk about the several strategies you can implement in your memorization as a general learning habit. What strategies can you use to memorize a piece of music better and faster?
Think about how you memorize things different than music and about how you would remember something: what does usually work for you?
What changes could you implement?
Try to challenge yourself and use one of the strategies to memorize at least one section of the piece you are studying and if, you are brave, post a video clip of the results.
Pick a piece from the suggested repertoire according to your level or share any piece written during the 18th century that you have been working on!
If you want to describe your process, feel free to use the following template.
- Piece(s) you have been working on:
- Things you found easy:
- Things you found difficult:
It is said that Mozart copied out all of the voices for Allegir's Miseri, note for note, when he was fourteen years old. He said [allegedly] that we only hear one and a bit voices at the same time.
Was he able to write out the parts because he could hear the top line and a bit of the bass line and was able to complete the other voices according to the systems that he had learned and memorised aurally since he was 2 years old?
I will show some courage here and be the first to upload a video of my struggle to memorize a piece. Thank you very much for making me do this, Antonella! I always thought I’m just too stupid, too old or whatever. But I think what I was lacking was mostly intention. I was just hoping for memorization to happen as a side effect of my practice! So like many of you I was learning all three movements of my sonata (Mozart K 332) simultaneously during this challenge. Here is how far I got with memorizing the third movement.