Some of these posts really make me chuckle. Some of you apparently think people don't memorize their literature because they are just lazy or don't "know how"? That's a hoot. When you become a part of a group that is hired to play 60 - 90 minutes at a concert or 3 or 4 hours at a dance drawing from a library of hundreds of songs it isn't because you are lazy or ignorant that you haven't memorized the music, its because you are a human not a computer! And if memorization was such an important practice why the heck do symphony players use music? Too bad Manny doesn't post anymore, I'd love to hear what he says about this.