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A System To Cultivate The Musical Memory For Musicians.

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THE CULTIVATION OF MUSICAL MEMORY. Chapter.                                                                                                                                Page.
VIII.—The Necessity for the Cultivation of Musical Memory ... 38
A trained memory for sounds, a necessary part of every musician's equipment, 70. Ear-training, 71. The power of reading music, 72, 73. The correct method of studying Harmony, 74. The performance of piano music from memory, 75. Memory playing, a form of mental training, 76. Its injudicious employment, 77.
IX.—General Conditions favourable to Memorizing......... 41
Mental freshness the first condition, 80-82. Retentive power possessed by the Individual, 83. Power of Concentration, 84-87. Repetition of the Impression, 88.
X.—Some Suggestions for a Scheme of Memory Training ...... 44
State of advancement necessary, 91. The value of early training, 92. Principles which should guide us in the selection of pieces, 93-95 ; as to length, 96—Form and Construction, 97, 98—Detail, 99—Difficulty, 100.
XI.—A Method of Studying Pieces for Memorization.........48
How to study a piece intelligently, 102, 103. Analysis of the first movement of Beethoven's Sonata in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1, 104-107. The Memorizing of Concertos, 108. Rehearsing from Memory, 109. Mental Rehearsal, 110.
XII.—Memory Training and Examination Schemes ......... 60
The Influence of Examinations, m-113. The necessity of including Ear-tests in all Harmony Examinations, 114-117. Memory performance in Examinations, 118.
XIII.—The Memories of Musicians ..................63
A collection of evidences, bearing witness to the possession of re­markable powers of memory by famous musicians, and giving particulars of exceptional memory performances by Mozait, 120. Mendelssohn, 121-123. Ferdinand Hiller, 124. Hans von Biilow, 125, 126, 129. Sir Charles Halle\ with quotations from contemporaneous criticism, 127,128. Rubenstein, 130. Dr. Hans Richter, 131. Sir Frederick Ouseley, 132,133. Sir Walter Parratt, 134.
Index to Musical Examples ... ..................71
General Index m ... ..................7-'
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