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Learning

 a  Repertoire  Melody    
 
Record  below  your  experience  with  memorizing  and  learning  to  perform  one  of  
the  repertoire  melodies  (four  to  six  paragraphs).    
 
When/where/how/how  many  times  did  you  listen  to  the  song?  In  regular  
practice  sessions?  Over  how  many  days?  
Did  you  use  any  of  the  techniques  described  in  Primacy  of  the  Ear?  
Did  find  yourself  e.g.  singing  it  in  the  car,  or  hearing  it  in  your  head  as  you  fell  
asleep  or  while  you  were  engaged  with  another  task?  
What  was  easy?  Why?  
What  was  difficult?  Was  it  a  hearing  issue?  a  memory  issue?  a  performance  
issue?    
How  did  you  have  solve  the  problem/s?  
 
 
Title  ______________________________________    Composer  ___________________________________  
 
 
Artist  _____________________________________    Form  ________________________________________  
 
 
Time  signature  __________    Metric  subdivision  _____________  Tempo  ___________________  
 
 
Style/genre  ________________________  Tonality/modality  ________________________________  
 
 
Observations  about  the  song  (mood,  texture,  melodic  structure,  harmonic  
modulations,  chord  progression….  Anything  you  find  interesting)