P4 - D4

Memorise a variety of pieces from their repertoire in different styles and traditions, featuring a range of musical devices and structures

Encourage learners to read the score away from the instrument, as another way to help with memorising pieces.

Ask learners to memorise short pieces or sections of music this way, then play them without using the music.

This is a challenging activity that depends on internalising the music, making links to notation and memorising patterns and structures.

Try to include some aspect of memorising in each lesson.

As an aid to memorisation, ask learners to imagine playing the piece with their eyes closed, including all performance details.