Are chords divided amongst instruments or are they played on one instrument? I read an article online when searching for tips on hearing chords changes that read:
" The most direct way to figure out a chord progression is to focus on the roots of all the chords. In other words, listening to what the bass player is doing. Often, for horn players like myself, when we listen to chord progressions, our ears go straight to the upper structures because that is what we’re accustomed to playing. By making yourself focus on the root of each chord, it will be much easier to identify the movement between chords."
This left me under the impression that a each note of a chord is played on a different instrument and that I should focus the most on the bass notes (bass line) because they're the root notes of the chord except in the case of inversions