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Thread #139994 Message #3215912
Posted By: wysiwyg
31-Aug-11 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
Subject: RE: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
I think tune memory varies by individual more than age, but age has shortened my prodigious one. Age has affected linking tune name to tune more than anything else-- if I hear a bar I can do the whole tune but I may not get it right if I only hear the name. But I can usually tap right into the ornamentation I have most often heard and reproduce all that as well as the underlying un-ornamented tune, at will.