@jay....i agree dat vocalist are treated like kings here but i believe dat is because loads of hindi songs especially the old ones r so soulful and melodic dat they dont need any music at all...just the singer itself....have you heard dat song ...? dont remember the movies name....but dharmendra singing " ya dil ki suno duniya walo....ya mujko bhi chup rehene do...." not only dat...but many old hindi songs were like dat. singers alone were too good ...and music was something which was NOT concentrated upon (maybe this is the reason why now a days....ppl r putting some music in those songs and making remix out of it).
if mohd. rafi sings...he just needs music to back him up.
however, now scene has changed, audience wants music and good singer too. though singer gets top priority.
as for the newbies thing....i think if you learn tabs than chords of a particular song it helps you more to show off. ...i hope u got wat i am trying to say.
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