The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106314   Message #2195933
Posted By: Sugwash
17-Nov-07 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Do you sing from Memory?
Subject: RE: Do you sing from Memory?
Firmly in the memory camp. It's easier if there is a strong story line in a song, happily a feature of many folk songs. Internal visualisation is the key for me.

I find it depressing to turn up at a sing-around and see more copy holders and ledgers than you'd once find in a typing pool. I see more and more music stands at folk clubs, often these are assembled when the floor singer gets up to sing, not before hand. As most of them are on a par with deckchairs in ease of assembly it also wastes time as well as looking amateurish.