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Memorizing a card stack with Lyrics

According to Juan Tamariz, the Mnemonica Stack can be memorized in three or four hours of "concentrated, tiring effort".
Here, stack-numbers and card names are transformed into lyrics of well-known songs.

This method is the one introduced by Juan Tamariz in Mnemonica as the Auditory Method.

Tamariz strongly suggests to combine it with a Visual Method, a Muscular Method, a Conceptual Method and a Security Method, all fully explained in his book.


1. Choose a few songs you are used to listen to or sing

Example: "She Loves You", the 1963 Beatles hit.

2. Replace the lyrics of those songs with stack-numbers and card names

Stack-numbers 33 through 36 of the Mnemonica Stack correspond to the following cards:
8C - Eight of Clubs
10S - Ten of Spades
KH - King of Hearts
JC - Jack of Clubs

Take the lyrics "She loves you , yeah, yeah, yeah" and repeat them four times. Instead of using the original lyrics, replace them with the following, using a different scale or tone for each line.

Thirty-three, Eight of Clubs
Thirty-four, Ten of Spades
Thirty-five, King of Hearts
Thirty-six, Jack of Clubs

Proceed like above for all 52 cards of the stack, working four cards at a time with different songs.

3. Record yourself singning these lyrics

4. Listen back to the recording over and over for about three hours

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