I decided that recently I just quit (transparently) from a project that I’ve been worked for about a year I think. The reason is that I can’t seem to get a hold on the other players on this project. It’s so hard to communicate with them in terms of project and commitment.
So many of them take it very simple. It’s easier to said that you are serious about doing music for your life, yet the action apparently speaks quieter. Nobody is trying to give all their best on the project. Speaking of which, an example of the rehearsal session clarifies all of that. Every single materials (original) was made and arrange by me, yet I had tried to put my heads off for once trying to stimulate them to think, be creative, and arrange, but it didn’t worked out. They aren’t doing nothing, not even trying to arrange or just by giving a chord sequence to help the music.
The other thing about the rehearsal session is this, lack of effort. Sometimes I tried to give a different point of view just to get us going. That is by playing other musicians tune. Yet nobody is practicing it at home and when it comes the time to get in the studio, we don’t have anything to play. In this kind of situation I always try to give a chord sequence, at the same time arrange it. Believe it or not, it goes back like the situation on the second paragraph. They just standing playing ridiculous stuff and waiting for me to give a simple “tutor” about the music. It’s killing me, and hits me very hard because the fact that I know they had been playing music many many years back from me. They played music before I even knew what music was.
Certainly I had no idea what I’m going to do about it. It’s a dead end for me because I can’t get a gig out of them yet their asking for it. Most people that I loved and understand the situation and knows about my musical knowledge, ability, and experience told me to be patience, maybe I just haven’t found the right people to work with. They actually give me a good point if I’m going to put my life to music as a session player where I’ll be working with lots of different musician and how I’m going to keep my mood and adapt to the situation.