I just thought I’d do a little update on my progress learning the Strangefish material.
Since being asked to join the band back in October, and subsequently meeting them in December I’ve set to the task of learning a full 2 hours of music.
The task is made a little easier by the fact that for the earlier material which has been on my playlists multiple times I’m really au-fait with the songs and the changes.
The later stuff, on the other hand, is still quite fresh in my mind; plus I do hold the bassist on the material in very high esteem – Carl is a great bassist and somewhat of a different style to me; hence that being a challenge.
What also didn’t help is the run of gigs we had up to Christmas with Face The Music which meant either I didn’t have a 5 string bass at home, or I was learning new stuff for that band.
Anyhow, I’ve set to it now, and I’ve created a playlist of the stuff.
I’ve now got a good handle on about 40% of the stuff I’ve got to learn… Not bad for just 2 full weeks really on it.
In case you’re wondering, I’ve sussed “Oceans Deep”, “Shifting Sands”, “Listening to Ghosts”, “Up to You”, “Holiday”, and “This is Me”.
This truly is an interesting project though, and I certainly put the songs far and away above an anything I’ve had to tackle before! They’re busy, interesting, and definitely hard work!