- Sep 26, 2009
- Reaction score
I was given like 30 songs and I had 2 weeks because the singer was on vacation .Yeah I would like to talk to my buddy again to get an idea of what they are looking for, and I agree maybe 5 songs and see if we gel is a good idea too. I know the drummer is really good and I know my buddy is stellar, I am assuming the lead guitarist is good as well if he is playing these by himself. But it's also supposed to be fun, and that's how I want to keep it.
So in passing your audition, how many songs did you play, and how many do you have to learn?
They wanted to know if I could learn 15 songs to audition with . I told them no . I can't learn stuff that fast and I wasn't going to beat my brains out trying . I learned about 9 I think . Played the lead on about 5 of them .Since then I have told them that I may not be able to learn the songs as fast as they want me to. so far they are ok with it .I'm picking up about 2 to 3 a week just depending on the song and how much lead I have to learn to go with it . Also depends on if I'm learning the lead "the way it goes " or just improving it .it also depends on how familiar I am with the song . If I've never heard it I have a hard time learning it cause I can't keep it straight in my head how it goes .
So far we have a list of about 35 and growing .Its a new band but the other guitar player and singer were in a band together before so they are on the same page as far as material goes .
Oh and I've been putting in about 10 hours a week practicing .Like you I have a family and a day job . Not to mention alot of other stuff going on