Music is my job. I have to listen to it, right? Yes, but even my leisure listening is with a definitive purpose. I turn on Copland, and really listen to the motifs that occur throughout his symphonic works. I listen to Bach, and enjoy the polyphonic texture he created with elegance and proficiency. David Holt sings a folk song, and I listen to the instrumentation as it compliments the text. At church I listen to the blend of instruments and voices. During football season I go to hear the band at half-time!
Yes, I sing along when I listen to music. I will tap my toes, and sometimes conduct the music. I may not listen the same way as other folks, but I embrace music with my heart, soul & mind.