Asked • 06/21/19

Techniques for memorizing a musical idea and "saving it to paper"?

Sometimes I have a very nice musical idea, with orchestration too, and I clearly hear it in my mind as if I was listening to a CD. But I cannot retain it. The only way is to play it over and over in my mind, but then I cannot even walk or drive. Cold you suggest some technique for "saving to hard disk"? (Somehow so that as I have time I can later write it down.) I have a degree in classical piano, I also studied classical composition for some years, so I have a musical background.

1 Expert Answer


Caleb M. answered • 12/16/19

New to Wyzant

Master's in Jazz Composition w/15+ years of pro music experience

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