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Module #5- 2-C Memorization and Performance Assignment

pianopanacea October 9, 2021


  • Choose a piece to memorize and perform
  • Memorize the piece

Instructions: You will be choosing a piece to memorize and perform. This piece can be anything you choose. For example, you could choose something you’ve learned in the Method section of Piano Marvel. You could choose something from the Piano Marvel library. You could choose a piece you composed or that you have improvised (made up on your own). Or you could choose a piece that you have learned somewhere else.

We recommend you print out a pdf of the pieces you choose for your memorization and performance assignments throughout the course if possible. You could keep these in a folder or binder to keep them organized. These pieces will be great options for you to play during the studio recitals. By the end of the year you should have several pieces memorized which you can put together as your own personal recital and which will be fun to look back on to see how much you have learned and progressed throughout the year.

2-C Memorization Tip:

There are 4 types of memorization:

  1. Aural (what you can hear)
  2. Visual (what you can see)
  3. Motor (what you can feel)
  4. Analytical (what you know)

Try this exercise for the Motor type of memory:

  • Motor- Can you play your piece confidently knowing your are playing the right notes with your keyboard turned off so you can’t hear what you’re playing. This trick can be harder than it sounds but it is a good way to know how good your aural memory is as well because you have to ‘hear’ it in your head instead of with your ears!

2-C Performance Tip:

  • Take a moment before you perform and reflect on your journey to learn this piece and the accomplishment that was. Feel gratitude for your improvement and what you gained in the process.