How Will Music Help Me Remember?

Humans have been singing ballads, religious hymns, and cultural music for thousands of years. They have remembered and passed these creations on to each generation, who have in turn remembered them and passed them along. Children learn their alphabet easily as a song “A-B-C-D-E-F-G…” Music makes remembering that much easier. Somehow rhythm and tune cause words to spill out of your mouth — even if you were certain you couldn’t remember a particular song.

How will music help me remember? The how is less important. As a memory technique, what’s important is [Read more...]