I’ve been thinking about it for a while now. The thought has been nipping away at the back of my mind and has finally chewed it’s way into my consciousness. It’s time to start putting myself out there and perform on my own!
I have actually already been performing recently. I started playing bass with a local covers band last year, and I have also been playing some bass for a local Singer/Songwriter, but I feel the need to play guitar. It is my first musical love after all. It’s not that I don’t like playing the bass. I do. In fact, I think it has helped me thumping out the low end for a while. It’s allowed me to get back on stage without being too upfront and personal with the audience. I usually try to hide behind the singer, or the guitarist, or the PA speakers! I can be a little shy, but I do love the feeling I get from playing a good gig and seeing the audience enjoy it.
I’ve not been playing as much as I used to in recent years. I blame the golfer’s elbow! I was told to pretty much rest my hands for 2 years! Ouch! I still played a bit in this time. I have been teaching but limiting my playing to demonstrating techniques to students and accompanying them in lessons. I wonder how long it will take my fingers to remember what to do!
Wish me luck!