P2 - D4

Play from memory, and to others, selected contrasting pieces from their repertoire

Help learners to learn selected pieces from memory, showing them ways to remember the music by:

  • encouraging them to identify overall shapes and structures and important ‘crossroads’ in pieces
  • encouraging them to associate ideas or images with particular passages
  • asking them to identify ‘safety net’ points in pieces being memorised

Build up memorisation skills regularly and systematically so that learners gain confidence and are able to perform to others from memory.