How has your “repertoire” changed during lockdown?
I use the term loosely, considering that we aren’t yet allowed to play in public either in a session or concert… Well, almost true, as I’ve had the odd tune or two outdoors.
Anyway, at the start, I had high hopes of immersing myself in the music and learning lots of new and different tunes. Also, I thought I’d practise much more on my various instuments.
However, it’s not really worked out quite like that as (I’m sure many others might feel the same) my heart hasn’t always been in it as far as doing anything new is concerned.
That’s not to say I haven’t been playing, of course. I’ll pick up an instrument most days but instead of learning new tunes I find that I’ve been revisiting many old tunes from the past. Many are old favourites which have either gone out of fashion or I don’t always get an opportunity to play. It’s as if the fact that there’s no need or urgency to learn or practise new material has actually cleared my head a little and the positive thing is that I find myself just playing a lot of the old stuff without having to think about it. One tune just leads to another and so on.
Has anyone else had similar or different experiences?