In the past year a student of many years ago testified that she cannot read those Psalms without hearing the music with it.
Just a word of caution about this… Music is indeed an effective memorization tool, but I’ve found that it can overpower the text. There are a few passages that I certainly did memorize effectively this way a long time ago, but now I can’t read them without that little tune running through my head, and it drives me nuts. 🙂
I find that talking extensively about the meaning of the verses is key to students latching onto the archaic wording of the KJV. When they understand, they can remember ever so much easier!
Illustrating helps some students memorize and helps all of us visualize what is being memorized.
These are great points! I appreciate your emphasis on meaningful understanding, not just recall of word-sounds.