Fast and addictive: the Power of Focus in Practicing

PORA method for Focus

The Power of Focus in Practicing: PORA!

If you have been following my blog, my column on or read my book you have undoubtedly heard me talk about the powerful PORA process. PORA stands for Principles of Rotating Attention and is a fantastically fast and effective way to, for example:

  • change unhealthy or ineffective posture habits
  • remedy bad fingering habits
  • fix intonation issues
  • work on timing issues
  • right persistent wrong notes
  • get rid of fret buzz due to imprecise positioning of fingers

PORA is also super powerful if:

  • you have been trying for years to get your fingers to stay close to that fretboard without success
  • you have pain from too much tension when practicing
  • one-finger-per-fret has been eluding you? PORA can fix it

 Most powerful of all, however:

If you find yourself in a practicing rut, unable to focus, moving your fingers but not getting much payoff than burning a few calories – PORA can really turn things around.

And the best news of all is that just a few short minutes of this quite intense practice method works wonders.

Try it!

Here is a video I recorded for ISB Connect. Thank you for inviting me, Randy Kertz!

Click the still below to access the video on ISB.

PORA method for Focus

Download a four step infographic here

And also check out this related episode of Talking Technique!

By the way this video is featuring my new Marleaux Consat five-string bass!