As simple and uneventful as it may sound, that is what I did. I found a bass note that fit in with what they were playing and I just went with it, until I was able to feel like I was actually adding to the final product. The reality of the situation was slowly starting to take hold of me and I found myself doing something that I had previously only encountered in my dreams. Sure, it wasn’t much, but I felt a connection to the point where it was almost an out of body experience.
After we each had a bit of time to get comfortable, Lucy asked, “Are they any basic rock songs either of you would like to try and play?”
Alan instantly seemed to have the answer for this and said, “I think we should try and keep to more of an open style and stay away from any composed music for now. Let’s just open our minds and play what comes naturally.”
Lucy had no words in response, but I could hear her playing becoming a little bit erratic, as if this comment made her nervous. I can’t say I knew at this point what type of musical background Alan had, but I knew Lucy could probably play any of a hundred different Beatles songs off the top of her head. I would certainly have been lost and I sensed that Alan was somehow picking up on this. I continued to strum several different notes, some of which seemed to fit in and others which sounded very dissonant. Nobody seemed to mind and we went on like this for almost an hour.
To be continued…