40 Quick Guitar Tips! #32: Listen to great music …. And take notes
Your input equals you output. If you listen to great music you’re more likely to play better and produce great music.
Listening in this case is not turning on a CD and doing something else. Its putting on a CD and really taking in what instruments are being used, when they are playing or not, how dynamics (loud or soft) are being used and the overall arrangement curve. There is a lot to take in but you can really learn loads from just actively listening.