Re: Knowing your band's lyrics?
I always have a copy of the lyrics near me when learning a new tune. I make notes on the lyric sheet about drum cues i.e. "cymbal start, only kick, break, fill here, shhhh, LOUD, big finish etc". I may not memorize all the lyrics but I know the song backwards. If it's a song we have not played in a few weeks I take a peek at the cheat sheet and I don't screw it up. And I mouth words at times. Jam on.
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