The Benefits of Playing Music by Memory

As a child, we memorize historical facts and numbers as a part of our course curriculum. This is no different when it comes to music either, thanks to the necessity to memorize note names, their position on the staff among other music concepts.

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Once you grasp the rudiments of the basics of sheet music, the next stage for any musician involves putting it all together in playing a music piece using sheet music. However, the act of memorization can also prove to be advantageous here are well.

So, here are 3 benefits to committing a music piece to memory that budding musician will appreciate:

#1: Improves Technique

Since you won’t be looking at the sheet music at all when playing, the musician can focus on improving the way in which he or she will play the piece – as effectively as possible.

#2: Spontaneity

Since you won’t need the sheet music in front of you to play, you won’t have a problem playing the piece you’ve memorized spontaneously for an audience – which happens more often than not.

#3: Improves finger positions

With no need for the sheet music, you can now shift your focus on improving your finger or hand positions on the instrument – an aspect that can help you interpret the piece in your own way, bringing out the best in you.

#4: Helps aural memory

Even if you do get distracted, a common experience shared by most musicians, memorizing the music piece will ensure that you get back on track as soon as possible, without having to scour through sheet music.