Build Ear Training Habits with the Power of Less Challenge
Ear training is most effective when you develop the habit of doing it every day. You don’t need to spend hours at it, but a few minutes spent every single day will really help you to make great progress.
In fact, I’d go as far as saying that successful ear training really depends most on one critical factor. Daily practice.
Develop a good daily practice habit and you’ll develop a good musical ear. Fail at this and your ear training will take much longer and will be much harder.
So, if a daily ear training habit is a key to success, how do you develop that habit? Well here is one very good way that has been proven by many thousands of people as well as scientific research too.
This effective method you can use to develop any habit is well explained by Leo Babauta, creator of the Zen Habits blog, one of the most read on the Internet. Leo doesn’t play music as far as I know but he does know a thing or two about developing good habits.
To help others do the same Leo has developed what he calls the Power of Less Challenge. The challenge helps you to develop any habit you want. I could explain the Power of Less Challenge to you, but Tim Ferris has already done a great job of this in his review.
You can read his article to learn more or simply get yourself a copy of Leo’s Power of Less book. I’m sure you won’t regret it, it is sure to help you with more than just ear training.
The method described might look deceptively simple. But that is exactly where its power lies, you will find it much easier to develop habits that stick by following the advice in the book. If you’re struggling to develop or maintain a regular ear training habit, why not give it a try?
How do you ensure your daily dose of ear training? I’d love to hear how you developed or keep up a daily practice habit. I’m especially interested in hearing how you apply the Power of Less Challenge to your ear training and how it benefits you.
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