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  • Writer's pictureSarah Rushing

Alternative Readings on Memorization

Throwback Friday (that's how it works, right?) to a haiku I wrote a few years ago, inspired by Dr. Andrew Cooperstock's presentation at the 2016 MTNA National Conference entitled, "The End of Memorizing? Implications of Playing from an iPad." Read it with the written punctuation and you get an argument for using the score (add your own emphasis for further understanding). Read it with the parenthetical punctuation and you get an argument for playing from memory.

Memorizing things(;) isn’t that necessary to make it pretty.(?)

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