I was recently shocked to realize that a few of the old standard fiddle tunes are just gone from my memory.
Evidently, learning new songs kind of pushes the old ones out. I find if I don't practice a song for a while, it just dissapears from my memory. It's scary.
Also, my whole recollection of a song rests on the way the first two measures or so. If I can't remember the first three notes, I don't know where to start, and I'm clueless.
I realize that part of my problem is Polar T3 Syndrome, but I wonder what other Cafe members do to retain tunes.
I know: practice. I know a lot of you know a billion more tunes than I do-- do you have to keep practicing them to prevent forgetting them? I can't imagine having to keep practicing hundreds of songs.
The way the human brain remembers music is fascinating to me. How does your brain work? #