How to memorize 00-99 List under Major Method?

I’ve prepared a 00-99 Major Method list.

My question is, How do I memorize them?

i) Using Memory palace.
If I use memory palace the issue is how do I create Locus. Example: 50 is ‘Lasso’, my locus would be girl carrying lasso but how do I attach it with the ‘50’?

ii) Spaced repetition
first memorize them then using Anki perform spaced repetition on them?

Thanks in Advance


If you want to use a memory palace to initially commit your 00 … 99 list to memory, I’d suggest using the seven memory palaces as described here: How to memorize the 100 year codes for calendar calculation?

This way you’ll have about 15 items per palace, which is a more manageable number than 100 in one go. Also, you’ll know how to calculate the weekday for any date in the Gregorian calendar… so additional skill for free.

Yes, do use spaced repetition once you have set up your seven memory palaces and gone over them a few times. So the other way around… first memory palace, then SRS.

You don’t… Lasso is 50 because the letter match the digits… but that’ll come after a few reviews automatically.


I use Anki, it’s great. I do custom reviews from time to time to keep them fresh.
I initially added 20 new numbers per day.
At first you will have to do the connection with the letters in the major system, but it will soon just be knowledge. When I hear 63 I instantly see Jim Carrey. :slight_smile:


I have used “Grid” technique(developed by Feinagle in the early 1800’s.) to memorize Major Method. I put 9 grids/cells/boxes on each wall of a room(of a memory palace) and the 10/20/30/40/50 on the ceiling of each wall. Then,I put each images of the “Major List” in each grid in a chronological order. That is it. Each room has 50 major number images. It takes only two rooms to memorize all Major Numbers. Memorization is very fast in this grid method. You can visit those grids anytime you want.

I tried Anki alone intitially,but Anki was very slow. With Grid method,it took only three days to get all the images of Major System. After I grasped the images of Major System with Grid,I then,put them in Anki for review!

The process is explained in the following video:


It would seem to me that you should just go over them by decoding the numbers. You will need to be able to efficiently encode and decode using the numbers in order to use the major system effectively, so why not memorize them by practicing that skill: decode by working out the number from the image, encode by recalling the image through the numbers themselves.

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@elitely Doesn’t it become too dense while putting 9 images on a wall or get mixed while recalling?

I’m looking forward to trying it out. If it works then it’d be a huge time & space saver.

@Talha No,it doesn’t!!! Infact, I found putting images this way(9 grids/boxes) makes them more memorable!

I don’t need the grids anymore as I can easily recall and use the persons/objects of Dominic+Major system without the help of the grids. But at the beginning, when I was memorizing them, grid system helped tremendously!

Interestingly, I still use grid system in other areas of my life. For example, if I am reading a book, I put the main points of the pages of the book in a grid of the wall of my room that I am in! Ha…pretty cool technique for better comprehension of the passages! Can recall better what I read in a book using grids! Can be applied in everything! Sometimes works like a mindmap!

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I took a video of my route, and manually add all the objects to the desired location. When I needed a review, I watch my video again, it takes about 2-3 mins for my own sake.

I learned it just with spaced repetition but I did 10 per day and added 10 on the next day.

after 14 days I could do all 100 flawless and started to repeat them less.

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This morning i saw someone posted a website about his PAO, that’s an interesting idea.
Have a :eyes:!

Super! Can’t wait to try it out.
This Grid system should be more popularized in this forum.

That was acutally very usefull. Thx !