Exploring effective memorisation methods for advanced pianists——A systematic literature review
DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2022.030411 | Downloads: 5 | Views: 88
Hiutung Chun 1
1 School of Music, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
Corresponding AuthorHiutung Chun
Pianists' performance sometimes last at least fifty minutes and produce more than a thousand notes per minute, so the memory demands of pianists are extremely high during piano performance, a core feature of a soloist's professional competence is the ability to play without the score in concert. Performers play from memory can show their professional ability and a pianist can perform better only if he or she has excelled in memorizing the score. In order to improve pupils' ability in memory, this literature review focuses on exploring effective memorisation methods for advanced pianists in content-addressable, performance cues, motor, visual, and auditory aspects.
KEYWORDSMemorisation methods; Advanced pianists; Content-addressable memory; Performance cues; Motor memory; Visual memory; Auditory memory
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Hiutung Chun, Exploring effective memorisation methods for advanced pianists——A systematic literature review. Art and Performance Letters (2022) Vol. 3: 54-60. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/artpl.2022.030411.
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