Making melodies // Christy & Chris
Chris wondered why she was so desperate to play music in public if she didn’t really play guitar. It was kind of a weird contradiction, but an interesting one. He’d met his fair share of people who owned guitars without knowing how to play them, and he’d built up a bit of resentment for them after he’d had to sell one of his guitars for rent a while back, but Christy at least looked like she wanted to learn. And hey, if she could sing, and he could play guitar, then they could team up and make it work. Giving guitar lessons wasn’t a bad idea, though Chris definitely couldn’t afford to do them for free. He filed the idea away.
“How about we start with ‘Fat Bottom Girls’?” he said, mentally running through the chords. “The chords are pretty basic, and it should be pretty easy for you to pick it up, if you want.” It was a simple progression—D, C, G, and A, which were some of the first chords he’d learned—and it would definitely be easier for Christy to learn if she already knew the song, which, judging by the gleam in her eyes, she definitely did.
Nodding enthusiastically calmly, Christy scooted closer to him almost hoppingly, sort of ignoring the fact that they were actually going to play for the people walking by, and earn some cash. Not that wasn’t still active in a part of her mind, but Christy was more excited that somebody had actually turned up.
“Well, sure, you can start and I’ll just… tune in,” she said, confidently leaning forth to watch him eagerly, but not intently. Truth be told she wasn’t worthless with a guitar, she had just, never really had the time to learn. She had never had idle leisure she could have been able to fill with guitar-lessons, but she wasn’t a total stranger to the thing. But then again, her singing lessons had rendered her with a good ear, so music came easily.
Straddling her guitar across her lap, she grinned eagerly at Chris. “Whenever you’re ready, maestro,” she said, winking somewhat.
The guy was nice, he played in a band she liked, and he’d actually showed up. Maybe this wasn’t going to go too badly after all.