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Old 02-12-2016, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a fairly amateur musician, barely a year old working and improving everyday. I was never one for sheet music and play mainly off ear and hand and plenty of practice. I am specifically working with Keyboard at the moment and notice that when I am composing a piece on the fly I often go quickly, but have trouble remembering how exactly to play it over and therefore spend alot of time teaching myself my own music because of it. (Roughly a few days up to a few weeks depending on how complex the composition that came to mind was) any advice on how to absorb this quicker, preferably without perfecting a mastery of sheet music. (Though, if that is the case of this error, I will bite the bullet.)
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Write the chords, that should be enough to remember the meat of it.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Record what you are composing. You can always reference the recording later on and re-learn what you did.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, right when you get an idea record it on your phone. I literally have hundreds of recording entries for song ideas.
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Old 03-29-2016, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Third confirmation for "record it". And if it's a bit fast for that, or you can't remember a chord, just record yourself breaking down chords and playing it fast and then slow, like this guy

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