I feel disappointed,I need help

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by gfdhicool, Nov 28, 2013.


  1. gfdhicool

    gfdhicool

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    Well,I learned 49 Iron Maiden songs (yes,49) and I'm having a hard time remembering them (I played them perfectly when I was learning them and now they're kinda fading in my memory).What can I do to remember them,since I dont want to feel like I wasted a month playing these songs and then forgetting them
  2. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

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    Why not put the sheet music into a gig book as you learn each new song. Here is an example of our Country fake chord gig book. Does not take long to get a really good gig book going. Gig coming up pull out the songs that you will use and refresh your memory or I will not tell if you take the sheet music with you.

    Index
    A.......................page #
    ACT NATURALLY 93
    ALL MY EXXES 114
    AMARILLO BY MORNING 115
    AN AMERICAN TRILOGY - Elvis Presley 107
    APARTMENT NUMBER NINE 36
    ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT Gag Song 116
    AULD LANG SYNE 177
    AWAY IN A MANGER 176
    B
    BACK HOME AGAIN 118
    BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN 120
    BANDY THE RODEO CLOWN 41
    BEFORE I DIED 121
    BEGGING TO YOU 122
    BLUE SIDE OF LONESOME 17
    BLUE SKIES 106
    C
    CATFISH JOHN 165
    CHRISTMAS 172
    CHRISTMAS LONG AGO 73
    COLD COLD HEART 123
    COOL WATER 124
    COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE 13
    COWBOY LOGIC 48
    COWBOY PRIDE 125
    COWBOY’S SWEETHEART 30
    CRAZY 88
    CRYING TIME 43
    D
    DECK THE HALLS 178
    DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS 127
    DIGGIN UP BONES 16
    DON'T COME CRYING TO ME 31
    E
    ELVIRA 37
    EXCEPT FOR MONDAYS 95
    etc. etc
  3. gfdhicool

    gfdhicool

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    Nope :p,I'm just learning songs for now.I'm not in a band yet lol (I'm too young)
  4. gfdhicool

    gfdhicool

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    I'll do a gigbook! I think I kinda forgot the songs because of being unorganized!
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  6. Clef_de_fa

    Clef_de_fa

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    Write them down on a music sheet ?

    Record yourself ?

    passing just one day and even less on one song isn't enough to have it in your long term memory just saying ... Practice them enough to commit to long term memory instead of "learning" more than one each day of the month ...
  7. ics1974

    ics1974

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    If you have a video camera record yourself playing. That way you can hear yourself playing and see what your fingers are doing.
    You will also see and hear your mistakes and correct them.
  8. Lownote38

    Lownote38

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    Did you learn anything about playing bass by learning the songs? If you don't know what you're playing (note names and a bit of theory), it will be hard to remember things you learn by ear.

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