"He is well-read in romantic literature and his brother is ....... in blues songs."

Is there a word that can be used to convey the same idea as "well-read" but in the context of songs? In other words, what is one word for "someone who has heard a lot of songs and knows each of them very well". I am looking for a word that is specific to songs like "well-read" is for books. I know well-versed, knowledgeable, etc. are usable words here but they are not what I am looking for.

Ideally, I would like to say, "He is well-read and his brother is well-<...>." The sentence should convey that "he" reads while "his brother" listens to songs.

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    It would actually be interesting to find such a word. But for the irony, I like "well-versed". – Dog Lover Jun 23 '17 at 3:55
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    I suppose it's not overly precise, but "musical" could work. From OED: 3. Skilled or trained in music; having a natural aptitude for learning or performing music; fond of music. – Dog Lover Jun 23 '17 at 4:03
  • Thanks for the answer, but it is not what I am looking for. Musical could mean that a person is good at performing while well-read does not convey any skill in writing. I need a word that conveys only that a person has heard a lot of songs and nothing more. I hope that makes sense. – Mr K Jun 26 '17 at 5:24
  • I completely agree with you; I just put it out there for the slight chance it could work. – Dog Lover Jun 26 '17 at 6:36
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    I was on the point of asking this question - for music generally, not just songs - and have found yours. The obvious analogy is well heard, or well listened. But what you tend to hear is that someone 'knows' so much music, or 'has listened to' so much music. Or even that someone is 'very knowledgeable' about music. None of these is what I want, which is a neat way of saying that someone has listened and reflected upon a wide variety of music.... – Dan Jan 21 '18 at 18:00

I like "audio-intellectual." It certainly covers the bases you described, and then some. Hope it works for you.

  • But is it a word? It appears in strings like audio intellectual property, but that doesn't guarantee that it can be used as a compound adjective. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 18 '18 at 22:33
  • @Cerberus You see where allowing unsupported answers gets us? – Edwin Ashworth Jun 18 '18 at 22:35
  • Create your own words. Blaze your trail, buddy. – SubduedBlonde Aug 11 '18 at 19:57

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