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martianmambo 01-31-2018 05:53 PM

Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
Anyone else have this problem? I listen to a good deal of music and my tastes are very broad, but I have such a hard time remembering names of bands and albums and songs. This is particularly frustrating when I want to suggest some music to a friend, but all I can say is, "Oh! You'd like this album I heard yesterday! Hmm.. let's see, I think there was a bird or something on the album cover and I think one of the songs sounds like this *hums a few notes*" Same frustrations apply when people ask me what music I listen to.

GruntersDad 01-31-2018 07:50 PM

Re: Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
Keep notes on your smart phone. It only gets worse when you older.

Dr_Watso 01-31-2018 08:37 PM

Re: Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
I have always had a hard time remembering the damned names of my own band's original songs. It's pretty embarrassing how many times a tune will get called and I have to say "hey, can you give me the first few notes/chords?" to the guitar player.

But as soon as I hear those first few notes, (assuming it's an established song) I know the song front to back. Weird how I can't remember names but I can remember the song forms and specifics. Kinda like how I can't remember people's names but as soon as I see them or I'm reminded of them, I remember all sorts of things about them and my interactions with them.

GetAgrippa 01-31-2018 10:10 PM

Re: Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
I've never paid much attention to lyrics of songs-who could understand much of it from 60-80's. Don't know the name of songs much either-usually I just make up my own lyrics LOL. But I use to memorize most songs musically pretty quickly. I was in a big band and orchestra and memorized everything-I suck at reading. The conductor would tell the band any start point and without any music to sight-I'd come in right spot. Even when learning new songs I had an innate feel for changes and shifts so would pick up a new song quickly-he was amazed considering I'm a talentless hack. Sadly age caught up with me and I finally had to make myself cheat notes to keep it all straight. Heck now I spend my time looking for my cell phone and checking to make sure I'm not walking around with my fly open. LOL.

WallyY 02-01-2018 12:01 AM

Re: Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
Back in the record store days I remember having a special disease where I would forget what I walked into the store to buy.

Dr_Watso 02-01-2018 12:20 AM

Re: Forgetting names of bands/albums/songs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WallyY (Post 1544392)
Back in the record store days I remember having a special disease where I would forget what I walked into the store to buy.

For me, this disease has mutated and adapted to my new music consumption world.

I'll be thinking for hours about how I want to listen to some band I haven't heard in ages until I get to my car or have time to listen over the earbuds, at which point I almost always forget what it was I wanted to listen to in the sea of music streaming options.

Oh well... There are certainly worse problems to have.


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