Does repertoire influence play along time?
Lately i’ve been getting into some less common, longer, more difficult tunes. I’m wondering if I build my repertoire on longer harder tunes if it will influence the "play along" time I get at sessions. It’s one thing to not be able to play along because you don’t know the tunes others are playing. It’s another thing when others don’t play along because you have an unfamiliar repertoire.
I’m not really worried about this anymore because to my knowledge, Central Texas has developed it’s own repertoire. Still, I go to sessions to play with others. It’s not fun playing solo sets. Thankfully, I have become familiar with what’s played at our local session, but unfortunately, a lot of tunes that aren’t played around here have made their way into my repertoire.
Some tunes are fun playing solo, you know, when i’m actually by myself. But I’d rather spend my time learning tunes I know others are playing.