Originally Posted by larryace
This confirms my theory that the media, especially TV, has reduced our attention span to 15 to 20 seconds tops.
I have to say this is the first time I've ever heard of this. Interesting.
It's not so much about medias in any kind of forms Uncle Larry, or the listening attention we're able to cope with, it's more about a part of a song, lick, pattern, leitmotif, feel or whatever that you fall in love with.
You want to listen to that particular part over and over, it's like falling in love with a detail of a painting, while you're still appreciate the whole picture, that tiny "bit" is inspiring, both musically, artistically and emotionally.
You play the "bit" again and again to capture the "essence" of the inspiration and hopefully include it in your playing.
I've done "bit" listening all my life, I still do it nowadays.