Does anybody have this problem of constantly analyzing everything they hear in music? I studied jazz pretty seriously throughout high school and learned how to recognize different chords and their place in a song (the V chord, VI chord etc.). I don't say this out of bragging, but I've always had a good ear in music and since I've learned the structures of chords and extensions whenever I listen to music I'm just constantly thinking of what chord is being played. I know it's good ear training, and on some songs I'll be able to call out the chords as they're being played, but the thing is I can't just stop and enjoy the music anymore. It's kind of a strange irony- while I can listen to jazz and appreciate it more and more as I learn more things, it's almost like learning the theory behind it is a spoiler, like finding out how some amazing magic trick works. Back when I didn't know any theory behind the music, I'd just listen to jazz and hear all these crazy chords and solos and just think it was the neatest sound ever (well, still do). Now I might hear a chord and think ok, that's just a *so-and-so* chord. Now I'm not saying in any way that now I have jazz "figured out" or anything, I know that what I've learned is just a tiny tip of the iceburg and for every musical nuance I pick up on there are a million others I didn't. It's just that the more I learn and the more I train my ear to recognize certain elements of music, it's getting harder and harder to just listen.