Hey all I was wondering if I could get some advice, Im stuck in a bass rut. I have been playing for a good few years but seriously over the last year. I dont seem to be making any progress. I am getting easily demotivated when I feel I should be able to play stuff that I cant. I try to play songs which I feel I should be able to play but even when I go to play easy stuff I cant seem to get it. When I go to practice it is a struggle just to find something I want to play and or learn and when I choose something I give up if I cant do a part. I know I should stop and go over and over a part but I just cant get motivated to do it. I have tried learning the songs by bands Im in to and still nothing, I even tried Rocksmith for the Ps3. I want to become a better bass player like everyone else but I just seem to be constantly go around in circles. My ear for music is terrible I really struggle to pick out what notes are being playing in songs and I often have to use tabs to learn song which I forget how to play in a matter of days if not hours. I play bass in a band but two of the guitarists write most if not all of the bass and sometimes record it and I cant seem to get rid of the simple mistakes out of my playing. I feel embarrassed when we jam because I dont know what they are playing. I really want to improve and be the guy everyone turns to for bass. I know this requires hard work, effort and dedication which I want to do but I cant get motivated to do it. Has anyone got any advice to pull me out of this rut? Any books I should check out to improve? Should I look into bass lessons? Thanks in advance.