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Hi everybody! Vi Wickam here, from myTalentForge.com. I’ve got a Quick Tip for you this week.
That tip is- don’t stop when you think you’re done.
There’s a point- we’ve talked about this in a couple of different videos I’ve done- where you feel the notes in your fingers.
That’s that point where that memory is being switched from the declarative memory into the procedural memory.
Now that point, is the point where that memory really starts to become chemical memory in your brain, instead of just being electrical impulses. It’s being solidified.
There was a recent study that showed that if you play just to that point, you have a pretty good chance that you’ll remember it.
But if you take it about 20% past that point… So say you get it, but then you play it 5 more times. Once you feel it in your fingers, once you’ve done the 3 times past, or the 5 times in a row correctly, and you feel it in your fingers… do it a few more times.
And you will really nail it in there. So go beyond that place.
Take those next couple of steps, because that will make the difference. That will make the difference between 80% retention and 95% retention.
That will make the difference between you pretty much have it and you’ve really got this nailed down, and you own it.
So take it to the point where you own the passage, where you own the tune. Not just to the point where you’re just pretty solid on it.
That’s your Quick Tip of the Week! I’ll see you next time!