English translation: listens attentively for long periods of time
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(the student) has effective focused listening skills
can listen in a focused effective way for quite some time
The previous sentence is about his playing songs by memory which could mean playing by ear, an ability that requires focused listening. Playing by ear is a technique for teaching/learning music which involves focusing on attentive listening rather than sheet music reading.
Gallagy Ireland Local time: 03:53 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 100