- Jul 9, 2018
- Knoxville, TN
Well, after not gigging with a band for 25 years, I auditioned for a lead guitar slot a couple days ago. Seemed like a good fit from their posting. These three guys all sing well, and play bass, rhythm guitar, and drums. They’re all retired (like me), and play 60s and 70s rock. My thinking was, how can this not be a good fit. They have been working together for about a year, and have developed a set list of about 30 songs. But at the audition rehearsal I noticed that on many of their songs, they aren’t playing the correct chords. These are songs I know pretty well. A couple of times, I mentioned that they were playing the song unlike the original, and showed them the correct chord progression. But they didn’t seem open to “re-learn” their song list, and just wanted me to adapt to their way. I’m struggling with this concept. I hate playing something wrong. Some songs it wouldn’t make much difference, but others just sound bad the way they are playing them. What should I do? Just learn their “adjusted” versions, try to get them to change, or pass on the band entirely. I may never find another band of guys my age who still want to perform. I’m really torn about this. Need advice.