Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance

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The memory feats of famous musicians seem almost superhuman. Can such extraordinary accomplishments be explained by the same principles that account for more ordinary, everyday memory abilities? To find out, a concert pianist videotaped her practice as she learned a new piece for performance, the third movement, Presto, of the Italian Concerto by J.S. Bach. The story of how the pianist went about learning, memorizing and polishing the piece is told from the viewpoints of the pianist (the second author) and of a cognitive ...

Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance 2012, Psychology Press Ltd, Hove

ISBN-13: 9780415651028

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Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance 2002, Psychology Press, Mahwah, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780805826104

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