I’ve always had trouble memorizing music. While reading about memory issues I came across an article about aphantasia. A person with aphantasia can not visualize things in their head. I was reading about a woman who can’t visualize her route to work. As she is driving along she constantly recognizes where she is, but doesn’t remember what comes next. I have the same issue but not quite as bad. I ha e driven the same way to work for 15 years but I only have vague images of a couple intersections. That’s when a lightbulb went off. That’s how I play music. I don’t remember what comes next in the song, I just constantly recognize it as I go along. That’s why I’ve never been able to memorize complicated songs. I get by playing simple stuff because I have trained myself to react to what I’m hearing as it goes along. This doesn’t just apply to driving and music. I don’t have any specific memories of past events. I have vague images of my childhood home, being in college, being in the back of the band room etc... Does anyone else here have aphantasia? How do you memorize songs when you can’t hear them in your head? Looking back on it, it explains why I had trouble doing certain things in school. Why I can watch the same reruns of tv shows over and over. Even though I recognize each scene, I don’t remember what’s next.