Played "The Trooper" for the first time in my life!
I'm mostly a funk and R&B guy, but, as I said in another thread recently, all of a sudden, I've been getting a lot of calls to sub or audition for working bands. I don't know what has caused all this work, but I'm taking as much as I can!
But I digress. I was subbing for a band that does a wide variety of material, anything from Spanish favorites, to Janis Joplin to Alanis Morissette.
I learned as much of their material as I could. I had to skip some of the Spanish songs, but I got most of the list.
Now, on the gig, we ended up doing a couple of shout- outs on the fly, and one of those was "The Trooper". I had a student a few years ago, who wanted to learn it, so I taught it to him, but up until last Friday, I had never played it!
It went well. IT is by no means easy..... but it's not THAT difficult. The hardest part is the speed!
El Paso, TX busiest bass player. Sadly, that means I'm not THAT busy!