The Essential “In Focus” Course
How To Remember More In Less Time
Memory is a funny thing. It can play tricks on us and it frustrates us when we forget what we have learnt. Here though, are a whole bunch of methods that I have discovered over the years that really help.
Watch the videos below, and apply what you learn as closely as possible. Even just following this advice 20% will help, so make sure you take action!
An introduction and what you will learn…
Part 1 – Some super important concepts most people aren’t aware of
Part 2 – Practical nitty gritty methods for remembering more
Part 3 – Some varied and sneaky ways to trick our brains into remembering more
Really good tips, all of them. I enjoy the last tip about teaching someone. I use my husband as my student hahah. Although he does not play, he understands what I teach him and gives me feedback on how my practice sounds. He told me recently he cannot believe how much I have progressed over the past few months, especially since I have never had any prior experience with music. We both agree that the DTAA is the reason why I have kept it up. I practice everyday and use all of your videos, books, and suggestions and it shows!… Read more »
Glad to hear it, Nancy. Your husband sounds like a top man! Family band? 🙂 Thanks for the kind words. You deserve all the credit for putting in the effort, following the lessons, and sticking with it. I am just pleased to have helped you, but really well done to you. I look forward to hearing lots more about your improvements. Onwards and upwards! 🙂
As a 70 year old, I really enjoy these memory tips as they relate to guitar playing.
Pleased to hear it, Martin. Yeah, plenty of good nuggets there. Hope you find them useful as you use them more and more! 🙂
Excellent memory tips. I’ve also found that leaving and coming back to pieces results in interesting variations that become something new that I want to remember.
Glad you found them useful. Yeah, that is a good shout. Intentional variations can be fun and a great way to be creative.
I have begun a note book.. jotting down all your thoughts and ideas. Not just this memory videos but will begin using others. Because I find at times after watching, little bits of great information are lost. When I see it in writing by me. It reminds me of what you have talked about. All your teaching videos have so much information its easy to forget. So this was very helpful! I like the Looking for patterns and the idea of chunking and stacking. Great advice and tips here! Thank you!
Great stuff, note books are very powerful and like you say, having notes in your own words which you can understand is really useful. Glad the tips all helped! 🙂
I studied memory and accelerated learning when studying psychology. It is amazing what a difference it can make following the advice given.
The pomodoro te hnique is amazing and will help improve learning anything. The advantage we have is music. Listening to music can improve memory and sound linked with visual stimulus improved memory. The most important elements are enjoyment and putting what you learn to action.
Glad to hear it, Nicholas. Yeah, as musicians we have the wonderful ability to train our brains while making beautiful music. It’s a real privilege. 🙂