We tried to make a set that people could sing along with if they wanted to and they did for some of them. It was not meant to be Carols but a collection of traditional songs and contemporary pop songs, although I am not sure how Slade and Wizard fitted into that category as they were first released nearly 50 years ago but do get an airing every year.
Getting up a playing on stage was actually an enjoyable experience, not nervous at all perhaps it is just my age. Of course, what you don’t see is the hours of practice I and the others have put in. But I think this period of intense practice is good for your overall development as you know there is a deadline rapidly approaching.
Thanks, I think everybody had a good time and people seem to accept that we are just amateurs. As the leader of Club said at the beginning of the performance, most of the performers were just playing at home only a few years ago, have now progressed to playing in front of an audience. I think it was to allow for any mistakes we might make, I am sure there were some.
Thanks Toby I think having done two before knew how to prepare and perform but always room to improve.
I seemed to have missed out the steppingstone of performing at a Community OM and moved onto playing in front of live audience, face to face, but will have to do an OM in 2024
Thanks, glad you liked it.
I had an input into choosing some of the songs on the list, those towards the end. Although not sure Driving Home for Christmas was necessarily a good choice, lovely song but quite hard to come up with an interpretation for guitar as the piano melody is so prominent in the original. Justin’s lesson helped but still quire a challenge, if I am honest not sure we pulled it off.
I think I am very fortunate to have such a club on the doorstep. Quite a range of abilities but the more experienced players accept us beginners, which is good. I do watch some of them and how easy it looks changing chords and doing quite complicated rhythm.
Thanks for listening
Yes, ten songs were quite a challenge when only one I had done before and then it was a different version.
Happy holidays to all of you and everybody in the community.