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This week we will cover one more system that has to do with memorizing numbers, although this one is a lot more flexible. The Major System, which works by converting numbers into consonant sounds and then into words, is highly adaptable and used by
mnemonists all over the world to memorize large stings of numbers. It is related to other number systems which will be covered in later weeks.
Suggested practice time: 20-30 minutes a day.
/ The Method
Here is a chart with the most common arrangement, taken from this site:
However, remember that you can assign any sound to any number, as long as your system is consistent.
Although you can make up your images on the spot, it’s better to have predetermined images for the number 00-99 (or 000-999 if you’re really serious and dedicated, but I honestly don’t recommend it unless you want to compete in memory challenges). Then you can simply link the images into a story when you need to memorize a number.
/ The Example
Say you want to memorize 58439510.
Let’s break that up into 58-43-95-10
58 could be LF or LV. Let’s say you assign it to LF, for LeaF.
43 is RM. Let’s say ReaM, like a ream of paper.
95 is either PL or BL. You could use PiLe. Note: My first thought was to use the word “BaLl”, but this would be incorrect as the filler letters should be vowels, not consonants.
10 has a lot of possibilities, from TZ to DS. Let’s do DC, and make the word DiCe.
So now we have leaf, ream, pile and dice. Now we can link these words (like you would in a memory palace) to remember the order.
A short version: A leaf danced around its branch as it was not going to be turned into a ream of paper. The other trees were mad they had to be cut down. The ream that resulted from these trees piled up in the factory it was made, into a pile as tall as a mountain. On the very top of this mountain was a pair of dice that came tumbling down.
(1) So now as we go through this story, we remember leaf, ream, pile and dice.
This, of course, is LF, RM, PL and DC.
Which can be converted back into 58-43-95-10.
Alternative: If you memorize words for numbers 00-99 (like you should), you can go straight from (1) to 58-43-95-10.
First, memorize which consonants go with which digit (remember to adjust to make it easiest for you!).
Then, come up with an image for each 00-99 combination, and record in a spreadsheet. Spend time memorizing these, and be able to flip between number to image and image to number.