How do you listen?


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I used to listen carefully to music. I found eventually that it really killed my enjoyment of the music, always dissecting it like that. Now, I listen to all of the piece, without concentrating on any one instrument or section.
I've heard that a fair bit, a lot of people that do film studies say the same thing about movies.

Taking a step back can help, but if something is poorly written I think it will sound bad either way, if anything listening intently to music has just made me pickier, the music I love I'd love either way.