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 RE: How to memorize music for band
Author: Daniel 
Date:   1999-08-07 05:58

Being a 4 year veteran of marching band, the thing that most people rely on is repetition. Our band rehearsed drill 2-3 hours in the morning while temperatures were in the 85-97 range, then went inside and rehearsed music for about 2 hours Alot of people never really memorized ALL the music, just the important parts. Or if there was a hard move on the field and they needed to be able to concentrate on the move instead of playing they'd simply drop out.

One thing that helped was just knowing how the music as a whole went and being able to sing the melody throughout. Then memorizing the melody part (or harmony that had the same phrasing). Then, working with the background segments. Usually the backround can be dropped, especially if there's a complicated move in the formation (no one will notice a missing clarinet).

Memorizing always came easy for me. I usually had the music down by the end of summer camp or the first week or so of school. But i hardly ever played on the field because it ruined my concert embouchure. Thank gawd i was able to talk my director into letting me play mallet percussion in the pit instead of march my last year and a half. And thank gawds for performance majors not having to enroll in MB in college.

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