I started to think about memorising music recently. I had my exam a week ago and about 3 months before the exam, I could play from memory for 3 of the pieces and 3/4 of the 4th piece. In the week before the exam, I started to have memory slips. The memory slips happened at different places at different times. In the end, I had to start learning to play with sheetmusic again, which screwed up my performance during the exam (not too seriously).
When I memorise a piece, I don't necessary memorise the notes, but I had the music played in my mind and the violin stimultaneously, and then the fingers and bowing just take over. There is more expression, freedom and showmanship playing from memory. But when I start to think of the notes, I slip. I wonder what is the proper "technique" to play from memory. Any tips?
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