Memorization (La Negra V1L1-4)

Lesson 2: Memorization

In this section, you will practice committing these lyrics to memory so that you can practice them anywhere.  Memorization is always the most challenging part of Rhythmic Phonetic Training, so stay focused and have patience.  As such a challenging mental task, there is a limit to what your brain can handle in one session.  If you find yourself unable to memorize anything else, that means you have mentally “maxed out.”Don’t get frustrated or try to force yourself through this ceiling.  Instead, take a break and come back in a few hours, or preferably, after a night of rest.  Just like your body muscles, your brain muscle does not actually grow and get stronger until after it rests.  Whatever you found impossible today, will be easy tomorrow.  With a fresh brain, you can move on with the lesson materials.

Below is a series of looped and reduced tempo recordings of the original song:

  • Sing along with the recording until the very end of it.
  • When the recording ends, try to sing the lyrics on your own from memory.  If you cannot yet do this, repeat the exercise.  Do not move on to the next step until you can comfortably sing the lyrics from memory.  
  • Follow the steps in order, as they follow a natural progression.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Once you are comfortable singing the entire lyric from memory at normal speed without mistake or delay, you can send in a recording of yourself singing or chanting the lyric for pronunciation review.

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