Re: Knowing your band's lyrics?
Not for me...I wanna know what the song is about. For some reason, I don't like seeing drummers mouth the lyrics, but I do hope they know what the singer is singing about. It's part of understanding the feeling that the song is trying to convey. Is it a sad song? A happy song? An angry song? It's about transcending the notes and really understanding the human emotion that provided the inspiration and reason for that song. When I understand the song, then I can play a more thoughtful drum part that somehow conveys the feeling and doesn't clash with it. Or not. It's music! But you should understand, yes.