This column highlights the importance of memorizing music for sightless music student and outlines various memorization methods that are important for such an individual to develop. The practical strategies include; learning by rote, reading/using Music Braille copies of scores, and listening to pieces on recordings. These techniques describe examples of how sightless students may put them into practice and become comfortable utilizing them. The column concludes with ways in which the skills of memorizing music will impact the student in the present and potentially, the future. Students may benefit from becoming a music maker, and from learning/developing these memorization abilities. The application of these memorization methods may assist music educators if presented with a sightless individual as a student.
Kernohan, Lori (2016) Music: A World of Opportunities for Sightless Students Part 2 of 2: Memory is the Key. In: Canadian Music Educator, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 57-58. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/52837/.