3 thoughts on “Music Student Face-Off: Memorizers vs. Readers

  1. This is something we talk about in my piano studio a lot! As a memorizer, I can get a bit jealous of those who read flawlessly, but it’s a “grass is always greener” situation I think. Pros and cons to both, like you said!

  2. Sight reading is a notable skill that certainly aids in familiarizing oneself with an unfamiliar song. I believe it is an element of singing and vocal performance that should be implemented. That being said, the ability to have confidence in a piece or arrangement due to memory, does allow you flexibility if and when a vocal directional change is desired. Confidence is key!

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