I am not skilled in anything and I wanted to be good at something for once, and I chose the bass because I like blues music and I just like how it sounded. So I have been taking lessons for about six months now. And I don't think I've improved in a while, I think I'm in a rut- I feel a bit aimless. I've thought maybe it was my instructor's fault, but I think now it's me who's the problem. It's so frustrating not to have any clue what I'm doing. I'm supposed to improvise while playing a simple pattern like G C G D C G D G, but I can't improvise at all, my technique is poor, and overall it's shoddy playing. I know a few scales, but when my instructor explains music theory to me, it goes right over my head. I think what I need to do is set down some goals about what I want to be able to do, and have a set practice regiment every day, like something really specific, but I don't know what I should do. Can anyone help with that? But maybe I am just too lazy/talentless to pick up an instrument? I don't want to waste my parent's money if it's hopeless. Has anyone ever felt like this? Is there a solution?