Re: Are you a "bit" listener?
That's interesting, but I don't think I've ever done that. I suppose, if I'm setting out to learn specific parts to play a tune, I'll concentrate on the bits that need the concentration, but when I'm learning songs, I learn the whole song. I look at every song like a poem, and the author is trying to say something within that framework. If I just listened to bits of what he was saying, the whole message of the song is lost, like when people take things out of context. So for me to give an accurate rendition of a song, I need to get the whole vibe.
I need to look at what you're saying though. Now I'm wondering if I ever did any bit listening. But I tend to recall entire tunes as opposed to favorite bits.