I am the worlds worst for playing covers "the correct way". EX: One night 2 friends sat down, I pulled my guitar out and she asked to sing HOTEL CALIFIORNIA. I said OK. I paly this song to the note, just slower and a slight diff rythem pattern. It messed her up cause she went right from memory and not listening to how I played. It took her a min or two to adjust. Once she did, it sounded amazing! Wish I had taped it!
Trouble is,,,, most PPL are slaves to the click. I still am trying to master it!! It is a must if your recording tracks, jamming with new friends. I have found most pple are resistant to changing what they have learnt "by the book / original version" If you can find a few ppl who encourrage you and are willing to do your way a bit,,, KEEP THEM AROUND FOREVER!
PLAY YOUR SONG. BE YOURSELF AND FOLLO0W THE SONG IN YOUR HEART.
“Find your own sound. Dont be a second rateYngwie Malmsteen be a first rate you”
– George Lynch 2013 (Dokken, Lynchmob, KXM, Tooth & Nail etc....)