Who's the best listener in your band, in terms of listening to what everyone else is going and how it is mixing together (kind of plays the producer's role)? In my band, I'd say probably me. Sometimes it gets quite frusterating for me actually. Sometimes I wonder how they can't hear how bad somebody's part is sounding in the context of the song, or how good it could sound if they'd only do a certain thing! Can't you improve something without me pointing it out?? Do you not listen to good music outside the band?? lol...ok enough of the rant. I'm really picky with other band member's parts, yet I'm the least musically gifted person in my 5 man band. It takes patience for them to deal with me tho, they do well handling my critisism/suggestions, which i try to do nicely. Too bad often my comments go something like, "Rod, your drum pattern sounds kind of wimpy in the bridge, it should be huge." "So what should I do?" "I dunno" I should add, our new guitarist (little over a month) is a pretty good listener too, he's still learning the songs, but he'll add a lot, he's more experienced than the rest of us. And when it comes to hearing pitch, KEYBOARDIST. Wow. I stink at this, but an out of guitar tune doesn't seem to get by him! CLASH, CLASH..something sounds a little off here!!