How do you listen to a song?
I noticed one day that my wife was singing along with a song that neither one of us had heard until we got the cd. When I listen to a song the first thing I do is try to decipher the drum beat and when I am satisfied I will listen to the guitar to see if it is doing anything interesting, then the bass. Lastly I listen to the lyrics.
I would say most non-musicians listen to the lyrics first, but this is a guess. The first couple of times I hear the song I am focusing only on the instruments and not the singer, where my wife is learning the lyrics and singing along.
How do you listen to the song?