Originally Posted by Champ10
But I would be careful about "concentrating" too hard. There is a physiological basis for the idea that the more ridgid a body is, (Ie. under intense concentration) the less it is perceiving of outside influences.
I would suggest relaxing and let the music come to you. Dont listen for the sake of listening. Listen and enjoy the music.
This always works best for me. You may be suprised at how much more you "hear" when not trying to. (so to speak.)
That's been my experience as well.
The best example being song lyrics.
I'll hear something in some song and say "What the hell are they saying?"
Invariably, the more I focus on trying to suss it out, the more intelligible it seems to be.
Then, some time later, I'll hear the song again, often after having heard it a hundred times previously, and suddenly the lyric I couldn't understand previously just pops right out, just as clearly as if it were being spoken by someone standing right next to me.
It's almost scary at time.