Memorise with accuracy selected short, simple pieces from their repertoire
Help learners to memorise selected pieces from their repertoire by:
building up short sections at a time
identifying and remembering rhythmic patterns and the shape of the melody
noting where repetitions and contrasts occur
focusing on expressive details
From time to time, teach a short piece away from the music, only referring to the notation once it is learnt.
Encourage learners to play from memory to other learners.
Promote confidence by making memorisation of whole pieces a natural part of the learning process. Bear in mind that they are unlikely to be memorised properly until the performance is technically fluent. Some objectives are:
to strengthen learners’ confidence
to focus on the expressive qualities of the music
to enable learners to communicate more freely without having the constraints of notation
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