Anybody have any memorization Tips or tricks
Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:42 AM
I was hoping people here could share any tips & tricks they use when they have to try & memorize things.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:56 AM
Also, what you can do is "chunk" it. You can do this with memorizing anything--even dancing. If you break down the dance in parts it seems more achieveable to memorize and focus on little parts, master them, them put them together. What I do is I learn one part, learn the new one and then try to remember the first part--as I was focusing on the 2nd part so much.
And try to do and go over your dance before bed. Even if you run through them, your brain will interpret the information because it was recent and that during the night your brain is hard at work determining what information needs to be remembered, and what needs to be "thrown out" and forgotten. If you keep repeating and repeating and do it before bed, it will help your brain determine to remember the dances and help your muscle memory.
Oh and to help control your ADD, isolate yourself in a room where nothing can distract you or have the house silent so you can clearly focus. I've seen a few studies that chewing gum helps you focus by doing a subconscious action (the chewing). Sorry I can't too much with this because I don't have it myself so I don't know from experience. But I am VEEEERRRYYY easily distracted and these two things help me. Time constraint also helps me focus so it makes me get whatever i need to do done. Like you can say "okay so by Saturday I want this half of these dances down" or something.
hope this helps. Good luck YOU CAN DOOOOO IIIT!
This post has been edited by GITS SAC Motoko: 17 February 2011 - 08:01 AM
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:18 AM
There are probably some excellent tutorial videos out there on YouTube that you can use to help you, also. I used a slowed-down and mirrored version of Hare Hare Yukai to practice that dance, and before I knew, the dance became second nature. The key with this is just to practice, practice, practice.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:29 AM
To this day I still know most of that poem. For some reason the 3rd stanza never stuck with me but the other 3 stanzas I can still repeat by heart.
So repeat and repeat. Then add to the part you had, and repeat that. Doing it at the same time everyday should also help. Because the association will make it easier to remember.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:42 PM
When I was on the Drill Team (EONS AGO LMAO), we would always
focus on a few movements first, practice them until we had that short
part down, and then add on from there. It becomes very easy if you
think of it as a list, like, 1.) quarter-turn left 2.) clap 3.) stomp left foot
...or whatever XD I just made that up.
And yeah, it does become like second nature eventually. Your body
starts to remember the movements. :3. Good luck with the dance!
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:50 PM
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