Having trouble "remembering" and "hearing" tunes
Hello everyone, I’m in search of a bit of help.
I find it challenging remembering tunes. I don’t mean remembering as in "I can pull out of my memory the tune" I mean more like, "hearing the tunes in my head and being able to play back the notes without an instrument, either in my head or in another way like singing."
This manifests more with tunes that I assigned myself for learning purposes vs. ones that I pick up because they resonate. So for example:
-Dawning of the Day is a tune I’m learning but didn’t know it before and I struggle
-John Walsh’s polka is a tune that immediately resonated with me
John Walsh’s polka I can hear in my head, where Dawning of the Day seems elusive.
This is a pretty consistent problem, and it also means that I can’t sing or vocalize the tune, and I think this is a key challenge I need to figure out, but I’m sort of stymied. Anyone else have this and overcame it? Any suggestions?
I’m learning fiddle, but I don’t think that matters to the question.