Another month, another 4 paragraphs of wisdom from Seth Godin.
I (like many music teachers) am constantly encouraging (read: requiring) my students to memorize important musical terms and concepts.
And there are lots of them – scales, arpeggios, the harmonic series, fingerings, key signatures, musical terms and markings, the list goes on and on.
Instead of using the term “memorizing” though, I think the term “learning” might be more valuable. After all, all of these musical concepts are supposed to build upon each other, and that’s not what memorization is best at.