Re: When learning songs, do you actually memorize the number of bars in each part, or do you go by f
I tend to hum or sing along. If I don't know the song well, I try to feel it out and watch the other musicians for body language.
Only time I count anything is if I'm learning something. I'll count things out to make sure I'm putting stuff in the right place, or if I'm having trouble with a passage, I'll play it slow and count or chick my hats on the quarters.