Reuben Raman has posted an interesting article on how to improve your music analysis by listening intently, learning how to recognize drum patterns, and understanding the melody and harmony of a song.

3 tips to help you better analyze music

One of the best ways to get better at making your own music is by learning from other people’s music.

By analyzing and deconstructing your favorite songs, you’re intentionally articulating the elements that make up a song and see what elements make the song great. Soon, you’ll start to see patterns and worthy of depositing into your own musical “idea” bank for future reference.

If you have never practiced analyzing music before, here are 3 tips to get you started.

Check out the full article at Splice for some great tips and an example analysis Reuben did for Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”.

More information: Splice