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Thread #139994 Message #3216137
Posted By: Gurney
31-Aug-11 - 05:10 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
Subject: RE: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
My old songbooks have over 500 songs that I used to sing, but I was younger when I compiled them. There must be a similar number that I sort-of-knew, but never performed. I could once learn 'the words' at one or two hearings.
The question is complicated by tunes that you can play, as opposed to sing. I always found that harder, because I became sidetracked, as I tended to when I sang songs with no 'story' to them.
It's different when you are 70, though.
Learn the music when you are young!