I've been rehearsing with a chick singer. She tends to pick newer songs 2000+ and I'm picking mostly 50s-70s. About half the songs end up getting scraped for various reasons. Either she decides she doesn't wanna do the song, or I decide not to. She's pretty good on some songs, but has problems if there's too much range (low to high).
The songs with guy/girl harmony (Cruisin', Unforgettable} are too much (PITA) work at this point. My philosophy has always been to put together easy songs at first. That way it's possible to start gigging sooner instead of ending up rehearsing so long that you give up. It's also my view to do songs that people know and like for the same reason. The last two songs she's suggested are a bit obscure and I told her so.
I've spent a lot of time tweaking the background tracks of songs that end up getting scraped. So my next plan is to start with acoustic guitar and vocal first. We've recorded a bit and she's very critical of her voice which is good in a way, but if she's flat on a couple of notes she just wants to to scrap the song.
So anyway, I'm thinking this venture isn't working out. I may have to find a way to call it quits.