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Revision note keywords can be memorised to a tune; and then you can learn it like learning a song - through repetition.

I want to memorise the shorthand system which I expanded in 2020; half the words beginning with an A code can use one of the tunes below; and the other halfcan use another of the tunes below.

In this way, the 26 letters of the alphabet can have their shorthand code set to a tune; and, hopefully, that will make the shorthand easier for me to learn.

Like with foreign language, the aim really is to know the information without needing to detour and look at a mnemonic; but I think that this approach will keep me motivated to keep going and to reach that goal.


1 A Hunting We Will Go
2 A pocket full of posies
3 Alouette
4 Alphabet Song
5 Baa Baa Black Sheep
6 Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy)
7 Big Rock Candy Mountain
8 Billy Boy
9 Blow the Man Down
10 Brahm's Lullaby
11 Buffalo Gals Won't you Come out Tonight
12 Clementine
13 Dem Bones
14 Do Your Ears Hang Low?
15 For he's a jolly good fellow
16 Frere Jacques
17 Frog Went a Courtin'
18 Head Shoulder Knees and Toes
19 Here we go / fair music about fun
20 Here we go Round the Mulberry Bush
21 He's Got the Whole World in his Hands
22 Hickory Dickory Dock
23 Hush Little Baby Don't You Cry
24 If You're Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands
25 I'm a Little Teapot
26 Itsy Bitsy Spider
27 I've Been Working on the Railroad
28 London Bridge
29 Mary had a Little Lamb
30 Michael Finnegan
31 Oh Suzanna
32 Oh Where oh Where has my Little Dog Gone
33 Old MacDonald had a Farm
34 On Top of Old Smokey
35 Polly Put the Kettle On
36 Polly Wolly Doodle
37 Pop Goes the Weasel
38 Ring Around the Rosies
39 Rock-A-Bye Baby
40 Row Row Row Your Boat
41 Shell be Coming Round the Mountain
42 Shortnin' Bread
43 Sing a Rainbow
44 Sing a Song of Sixpence
45 Skip to my Lou
46 Take me out to the Ballgame
47 The Animals Came in Two by Two
48 The More We Get Together
49 This Old Man
50 Waltzing Matilda
51 Yankee Doodle
52 You are my Sunshine

Also, I can revisit the list of 100 people from early in this course; and imagine 52 of them each singing one of these tunes.

In that way, the sequential order of the songs will be easier for me to remember.