I use something quite similar to Ollies sentence memo for 4bld and 4x4 part of 5bld.Wow, that is much more free form than I expected. It seems the idea evolves eventually into having each letter pair have multiple choices, each of a different part of speech.
I think empirically that the sentences method is much faster than letter pair images or PAO, but I am baffled as to how sentences is faster than a letter pair PAO. To be clear, I am not questioning whether sentences is faster, I am questioning how is it faster? Do other memory experts use free form methods like this? I was under the impression that the memory sports people all use very rigid and structured systems by comparison.
I'm just curious. I am very motivated to learn a letter pair PAO system because of Ian Winokur, but I am trying to entertain the idea of sentences before I do so.
It is very free form but that's what makes it so good. I can store very many targets to one sentence AND I can choose my words so that the sentence is easy to remember also.
I think that the reason sentence memo is so fast is because unlike images I don't really visualize them nearly as vividly as I do while using images for MBLD which obviously saves time.
And the reason why I think memory experts don't use this method is that they usually memo much more information than 4bld or 5bld and this sentence memo is fast but not that suitable to memo big amounts of information. Kind of a middle ground between images/journey method and just pure audio memo... That's why I use more of image/journey type memo for MBLD and even for +centers and midges on 5bld.