I want to start a music hobby. I've dabbled in viola and piano lessons growing up, but I want to get into making music using electronic methods.
As a digital artist, I'm kind of approaching some parts of this the same way I did when I was first teaching myself digital art. I'm pretty sure I want to develop my personal musical style the same way I developed my current art style: by examining styles I like that are done by other people, taking the part I like the most, and including it in my own style (rather than copying one other person's style almost exactly, like I did as a newbie at art.)
The thing that confused me is I don't really know how to study someone else's music. Art is easy for me to study because I'm a very visual person, but I struggle to know how to study music. Where should I start? And how do you tell the difference between traits of someone's style and traits of the genre someone is performing in?