More than 15 years have passed since I graduated from music school. Since then, I sit at the piano no more than 2-3 times a year, and each time I doubt that I can play something. But when I bring my fingers to the keys, a miracle happens – my fingers play by themselves. I look at them and am amazed. They seem to be living their own lives.
In colloquial speech, th
e same thing happens. Our speech apparatus itself pronounces what we need, according to our desire. This miracle has a well-defined name – motor memory. Although we are not aware of this, motor memory plays one of the leading roles in colloquial speech.
What follows from this?
It follows from this that spoken language must be developed according to the rules of motor memory.
The peculiarity of motor memory is as follows:
– motor memory, in comparison with other types of memory, takes longer to form and lasts longer;
– motor skills are developed mechanically, through multiple repetitions, and are very reliable and accurate.
To develop speaking skills, you just need not to be lazy, and as often as possible to pronounce various words and expressions.
For pronunciation, it is better to use not sets of frequently used words and phrases, but texts. At the same time, speaking behind the speaker is preferable to independent reading aloud.
To achieve good results, you will have to pronounce a lot and for a long time, so it is advisable to select interesting and long texts.
You will notice the first results of your workouts immediately. They will appear as spontaneous, automatic “jumping out” of the necessary words and expressions from the memory. A “sense of language” will also be formed, i.e. you will begin to understand how they say and how not.
Note: The development of speaking skills in this article means fluent speech, the ability to freely express your thoughts. If your task is to learn how to speak and use a limited number of phrases, then it is these phrases that need to be pronounced as often as possible, but at the same time, of course, there will be no talk of any fluency.