Originally Posted by larryace
When you listen to a song, you don't have any responsibility. However when you are drumming for a song then I feel it's slacking if you don't know what thoughts are being conveyed. Why is this considered unimportant?
I get what you're saying. But by unimportant, not the best word I suppose, but rather not essential would be better.
But, if I can't see, feel, and hear the emotion coming out of the singer, regardless of what he's saying, then I don't know how I'd play the song - but that's just me.
I've played w/french singers (being from Montreal) and I didn't always understand the lyrics but I always understood the emotion put across. Maybe that's what I get from being around Latin based languages such as, French and Italian, were the emotions are out on the table.