Saturday, September 3, 2016

Optimizing Music Learning: Exploring How Blocked and Interleaved Practice Schedules Affect Advanced Performance.

In music learning, an interleaved schedule that continuously alternates tasks, was found to be more effective than simple repetition, during which repetition was used on a single task until mastered. Front Psychol. 2016 Aug 18;7:1251.

Comment: Variety is the spice of life, and the key to learning according to this study. Repeating a task over and over requires less cognitive processing, may reduce long-term learning as a result.