Im currently hoping to learnsome classical pieces for bass and it will help improve my finger dexterity, hand co ordination and my theory and memorisation skills. The piece im hoping to learn is (sonata #1 in G minor). I can play it technically wise no problems, i have great bass technique its just that the memorisation part of it is woefull for me. It would take a hell of a lot of time to memorise and play proficiently. But really am i kiddin' my self, i mean all classical pieces are difficult. Its 7 pages long but i might work on a few bars a day or if im lucky 1 page of music. It sure will improve my bass technique and sounds great to play. Its the type of thing to play to all those other "know it all" musicians who think they are the best thing on this universe. SO has anyone got any suggestions or things? BTW, it never repeats itself, i dont think, so that makes it harder. Im using to learning rock lines where the riffs repeat over and over and classical is just way over me. Its challenging but ill take one bite at a time so to speak.
Memorisation has to be a top skill of a musician that usually gets overlooked. The ability to memorise long, technically demanding classical pieces aint no walk in the park. Thats what makes jazz a bit easier, its mostly improvised .
enough of my stupid ramblings...sorry.