Expected progress I have said that you need to listen for a long time, but you're probably wondering what that is. As a guide, it can take around 8 hours to be able to count the beats and note the start of each bar. However, you wholetones christmas can always get better at being able to hear the instruments. Remember, it takes time and effort to develop this ability, and you should view this as an ongoing process. However, never force it, you want to put the effort in by spending time listening and immersing yourself, but you do need to let the feelings come from within to respond well to the music while dancing.