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The Science & Psychology of Music PerformanceCreative Strategies for Teaching and Learning$
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Richard Parncutt and Gary McPherson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195138108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.001.0001

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(p.166) (p.167) 11 Memory
The Science & Psychology of Music Performance

Rita Aiello

Aaron Williamon

Oxford University Press

Performances from memory involve complex interactions among various methods of memorizing music. This chapter explores systematic and psychological research that has evaluated such combinations and approaches. Overall, the existing literature on how to memorize music for performance is scarce, and what has been written has focused mainly on pianists. Nevertheless, other instrumentalists can relate to this information in terms of their own memory performance strategies. For singers, the interaction of music and text is central in memorizing their repertoire.

Keywords:   performance, memory, singers, memorizing

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