The LYRICS are the obvious way to find out what a song is about, what action you should be played, or who you are singing to. However, what many singers forget is that the ACCOMPANIMENT gives clues too! Often the composer offers extra insight into the character and acting through the music. The next time you're listening to a song - listen to the Accompaniment exclusively. See if you can find the emotional journey of the character via the music. Ask yourself: how does the Accompaniment enhance the journey? What do the rhythm, dynamics, harmonies, and flow tell you? Chances are - it's A LOT. Next time you're singing a song, take the time to listen to how every part of the song works together to tell a story. Your performances will be richer, more honest, and more exciting!