I am very interested to know if others have the same way of listening and disecting music.
When I was at school the music teacher played a record and asked us to listen for various instruments.
Firstly a piece called "The Pathetique" and we had to signify when we heard the piano start to play as it was such a quiet intro. Then name as many instruments we could hear in another piece.
That routine has always stayed with me to this day and I take great delight in identifying them, added to which I think it must be such a great thrill to know you are part of the orchestra/band that is making such a beautiful sound.
I used to try to help people in my linedancing days when they were having difficulty keeping in step to just listen to the beat and ignore the rest. I was astounded at the amount of people who can't do that.
Anyone else identify with this?