Keep forgetting previous songs, why?


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After understanding music theory n the understanding of proper basics of piano. I finally made myself able to learn songs (my dream). I give huge amount of a time in practicing piano songs n I do practice them consistently. After learning 15 songs, I now can't give time in practicing previous songs n when I played just after a week, I have realized many chunks of song are missing. I then again leaned n then again forget.

It started to feel like burden. I invested in piano to enjoy it. And I treat piano playing as my passion not profession.

I thought I would play it in my friends zone, or when I have certain mood swings. But here I am playing every day n now my favorite piano pieces have started irritating me. What am I doing wrong, sorry for long message but I am really depressed believe me
 
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First question. Are you listening to yourself play or are you concentrating so hard on following the sheet music that you don't actually listen to yourself play?

Here's a suggestion. Apart from ear training you should record yourself playing and listen to the songs over and over again. After all, when a popular song sticks in our heads it is usually after listening to it a hundred times over on the radio or on a CD.

If you really want to know a song you have to listen to it over and over until you capture all the nuances of the melody and lyrics along with the accompanying instrumentals.

Gary ;)
 
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I sufferer from the same affliction. There are only so many songs I am mentally and physically able to maintain proficiency at simultaneously.

My advice: Don’t stress! What I have realised is that the songs I’ve learned never really go away. When I need them I am able to retrieve them by re-reading my charts and with practice.

Enjoy your playing and don’t over think it.
 
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I sufferer from the same affliction. There are only so many songs I am mentally and physically able to maintain proficiency at simultaneously.

My advice: Don’t stress! What I have realised is that the songs I’ve learned never really go away. When I need them I am able to retrieve them by re-reading my charts and with practice.

Enjoy your playing and don’t over think it.
thank you so I don't need to practice it, when so ever I have certain mood to play by concentrating few times I will be able to play. and I have tried it n it really works!
 
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Sage advice from Paul.

Me I just open one of my many songbooks and learn something new.

I do not practice the same song over and over again, for me this does not work.

Little and often
 
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Strange for me . . Say a tune I learnt a month ago is fresh in my mind but I can some times struggle with it making mistakes. However, if I bring up a tune which I have not played for a very long time, it usually flows smoothly. My brain recalls it perfectly. Fingers work fluently.
Maybe that is am age thing. Short term memory loss.
 
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