Memorizing hymns

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#1 12 June, 2016 - 04:05
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Memorizing hymns


Hi,
I have started to memorizy finish hymn book. It has 632 hymns and i have now created a memory journey (memory palace) for it. First goal is to remember title and number of each hymn and I think that I can do it.

Some problems:
1) What is best way remember first verses?
2) Each hymn has different amount of verses. How can I remember how many verses each hymn has?
3)verses has lot of same kind of words and idioms. How can I manage with it?

16 July, 2016 - 10:26
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Way to go on this goal! It has been a project I've been thinking about for many years.

I have a question about the project: Why did you decide to do this project? Is it primarily for the contents of the hymns, or primarily as a memory exercise? Time is a finite resource, so the answer to that question would direct how you focus your energy on the project. For instance, if you are primarily wanting to know the hymns and get the benefit of the content, I would not spend very much time on mnemonic structure and instead just sing them! Melody is a time-tested mnemonic device already.

Again, go for it and keep us posted on your progress!

19 July, 2016 - 00:11
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1) What is best way remember first verses?
2) Each hymn has different amount of verses. How can I remember how many verses each hymn has?
3)verses has lot of same kind of words and idioms. How can I manage with it?

1) Did the method mentioned here not work well enough?

2) Do you have a memory system for numbers? If not, the major system is a good place to start. Once you have images for numbers from 00-99, then you could use an image to store the number of verses. For example, if it's 12 verses (sorry if that number is off -- I'm not familiar with the music), you could use an image of a tuna fish (12 in the major system) to represent the number.

3) Could you post a few examples?

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