This guy reckons he can memorise a whole Bach prelude in under an hour

Using an innovative bit of technology, actor Mario Marzo managed to memorise an entire Bach piano prelude in under an hour.

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The Halo Sport headphones have been trialled on athletes to help them in their training, and now their use is being extended to help musicians in their daily practice regimes.

By using some scary-looking technology that we frankly do not understand, these headphones stimulate the brain’s elasticity during practice and purport to be able to make things like muscle memory just ‘sink in’ a bit more.

Mario Marzo challenged himself to learn two different Bach preludes of similar complexity - one using his normal practicing technique and one using the Halo Sport headphones.

The results are quite something…

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