Re: How much do lyrics matter to you?
I'm with Larry on this one. Don't get me wrong, I love instrumental music too though.
The musical link between the singer and the drummer is something we don't really discuss much.
Playing a supporting role is the main job, but drums can also add emphasis, interpretation, or counterpoint to the vocal as much as melodic instruments. Having an understanding of a songs lyrics greatly enables me to do so. For the most part I do this in my own original music as opposed to covers.
In my early years of playing I was so into the music that I could care less about the lyrics.
Over the years I have tried to look at the whole as a piece of art, as opposed to singular parts. When I started singing it made me start to think about lyrics, I wanted to make sure I was cool with what I was saying.
Even though there are a lot of crap songs out there, the good ones are memorable and well worth it.
Its the subtle things that make great music.
Does anyone else think about this or compose drum parts with the lyrics in mind at certain times?
Last edited by theindian; 06-11-2011 at 05:05 AM.
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