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Old 12-14-2010, 12:28 AM
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Default Re: Knowing your band's lyrics?

Exactly! "The lyrics set the mood"
When one is playing a rhythm instrument, It is the spirit of the lyrics that we listen to.
We treat them as just another voice of an instrument that is playing in the band to set our rhythm to.
If we listened to them closely, and their meanings, we would be distracted from our job.
I note that the singer is in key, I hear the tone of the voice and phrasing. I play accordingly to compliment them just as I do any instrument in the band.
I try not to step on them as I play.
I tend to try and work around the lyrics. They are a really good sounding obstacle that I avoid.
Just as I avoid a pedestrian while driving. They have the right of way.
I kind of like old drums:)

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