The Major System

Remembering Very Long Numbers

Give long numbers a memorable set of "pegs".

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The Major Memory System is one of the most powerful memory systems available. It takes a lot of time to master but, once learned, is very powerful.

The technique often forms the basis of some of the extraordinary, almost magical, memory feats performed by stage magicians and memory performers.

The system works by converting number sequences into nouns, nouns into images, and linking images into sequences. These sequences can be very complex and detailed.

How to Use the Tool

The building blocks of the system are the association of the numbers below with the following consonant sounds:

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