#1
I have a song to memorize on clarinet for marching band in one week. I'll be on vacation next week, so I'll only have maybe an hour a day to play...it's 3 pages long and played at a whopping 158 bpm.


Anyways, how do you memorize?


For piano I just play the song over and over without meaning to memorize but I end up having it memorized in a few weeks. For guitar, I just play along with guitar pro. What can I do for clarinet? I honestly can't even hear the clarinet on the recording my band director gave me, so I can't really play along with it.
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#2
for guitar, i get used to using the drums as a 'signal' to change
also vocals act as kinda 'benchmarks' and stuff like that...
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#3
For guitar, I just learn the parts of the song first ( chorus, verse, etc) and then play along with the song a few times. Takes me an hour, maybe 2, to learn a song completely.

Try that for clarinet; divide the song in parts, learn the parts, and then learn which part goes where?
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#4
You could put the music you have into Guitar Pro and play along to it?

I memorise by repeating sections and piecing them together (and repeating the full piece of music).
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#5
for guitar its just learning patterns and structures for me, but for clarinet, take you cant sight read? uhm, break it into parts and learn the parts.
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for guitar its just learning patterns and structures for me, but for clarinet, take you cant sight read? uhm, break it into parts and learn the parts.



I can sight read it no problem. It's for marching band where you march around the football field, so you can't have your music...

Good suggestion about putting it into guitar pro! thanks, haha.
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#7
my brain is usually responsible for the whole memorization thing. i'm not sure how it goes about that. sorry.

but i normally just play something over and over and over and over and over again. repitition is a good way to get people to remember things. why do you think parents nag?
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#8
I wouldn't say 158 bpm is fast at all, but I play guitar.
I'm curious, why is it harder on clarinet, because of the breathing or something?
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I wouldn't say 158 bpm is fast at all, but I play guitar.
I'm curious, why is it harder on clarinet, because of the breathing or something?


tonguing...
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I wouldn't say 158 bpm is fast at all, but I play guitar.
I'm curious, why is it harder on clarinet, because of the breathing or something?


imagine picking with your tongue...
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I wouldn't say 158 bpm is fast at all, but I play guitar.
I'm curious, why is it harder on clarinet, because of the breathing or something?



Breathing, tonging, I've never memorized anything on it before since we can usually have the music in front of us, I don't have much endurance on clarinet, etc.
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#12
lol clarinet ftw thats my first instrument.

basically look for the form of the piece. Then just memorize each part of the form. So if the form is AABACA then just learn one A one B and one C then remember the form. There will be a few varations which you will just have to remember. Also if you have a good ear and since normally we have the melody you can just play that off the top of your head if your lead.


Good Luck