Quit On A High Point

Traditionally, learning new skills concentrates on rote repetition, reiterating the skill a large number of times until it is consistently performed correctly. But recent developments in learning theory, which have been applied with particular success in sports-training methodology, indicate that the rote repetition concept tends more to reinforce incorrect performance as opposed to developing the proper behavior or skill. Much success has been realized by implementing the concept of quitting on a high point, i.e., when a skill or behavior has been executed correctly, taking an extended break from the training at that point allows the learning processes to remember the correct behavior by strengthening the neurological relays that have been established in the brain by the correct procedure.

Instead of quitting according to the time you give yourself to ear train or after completing a particular exercise, quit on a high point.

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2 Responses to Quit On A High Point

  1. les December 20, 2006 at 12:21 am #

    interesting,something like don,t let a success be drowned by the later tiredness and flagging concentration

  2. Graham English December 20, 2006 at 10:53 am #

    The best part is that you feel like you accomplished something when you’re finished. And you’re not depressed because you think you suck. 😀