I struggle memorizing anything. I took three years of spanish and the only thing I learned is that if I had to choose a spanish name it would definitely be Jorge and answering no hablo espanol on every test question will not get you an A.
Most of the reason for my struggles in memorization came from a lack of discipline. I was not motivated to study or work, instead I wanted it to be easy. That is how most of my memorization goes. I expect to read it one time and then store it away for all of eternity in my nice sized brain. So far that method has allowed me to memorize my phone number, people’s names (I am good at that actually) and my home address. But I often wonder, what if there was another way to memorize? What if you could use a trick to help you store information and recall it when need be?
I seriously think music has a great connection to learning. I can recall hundreds of songs and the lyrics as soon as I hear the beat (drop that beat DJ) or guitar riff. There is a connection to memorization and music.
This video talks a little more about using music to tell stories.