The answer is: yes – IF you do it right.
In fact, with the right approach to ear training, this question becomes nonsense! Your ear training is driven specifically by what will help you in music, so every practice session you do helps you towards your real musical goals.
Great Musicians Have Great Ears
If you want to be a good musician, it’s not enough to train your fingers. Performing notes accurately from a written score may impress an average listener, especially if your fingers fly across your fretboard nailing a killer solo on stage.<