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Write it down you say ?
Forgetting what you just played.
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How many folks have played a song, (not from sheet) from long days gone by. Played it for at least 30 minutes then had to leave for a few and forgot what you were playing.

Happens to me all the time. Tonight while watching TV I was playing a song from memory, the title, ???????????? I can't remember. It was a song written and sung back in the 50's. I had to run to the store and thought, I should write down the title and add to my list,,,, nah, how can I forget this song, I got it down.

While I was driving to and from the store I was listening to a country station on "Serius" radio, four songs max. When I got back home I was gonna play that same song and for the life of me I couldn't and still can't remember the song's title as I'm writing this post.

Don't know how many times while playing I think to do it, but don't.

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_________write it down______.

I find myself playing songs.. in my case I have sheet usually that I can defer back to, but I have a lot of sheet in binders.  Also there are sometimes I bow something or try something new and I should also...

_________write it down______.

and sometimes I have goals and things I want to do/ play / practice and I forget by the time I am next to my violin... so I should also..

_________write it down______.

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A while back I decided to write down what I wanted to work on for the week - to commit!!  If I don't write the songs down I hear way too many and start working on those for a day or 2 until I hear some new one and then move on!!  I am still collecting songs but am not working so out of focus.

At first I was using paper clips to book mark songs in my Fidler/s Fake Book.  Ran out of paper clips!!  No seriously there were so many and I was still jumping around way too much.

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I just stuff down all the time.  Have a little notebook I carry in a pocket, and it's not unusual for there to be a few notecards pinned up with thumbtacks by the computer. 

I'm not so much forgetful as just a touch absentminded.  My mind has been absent for years. 

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  My mind has been absent for years.   LOL!!!

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Hey, when I was about 18, I was sure I knew everything.  It has all been downhill since then.  LOL

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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I do the exact same thing. I have a notebook of a list of songs I play at my church, but if I don't write it down, I will forget what I practiced on. I'll practice about an hour before church, and by the time I get ready to play, I have no idea what I practiced on.dazed

A lot of times, I don't know what I'm playing until I get up front and start playing. Makes for an interesting result sometimes. tongue

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