One of my friends started telling me about his neighbor ,who plays guitar, that wants to start up a band. My friend asks if he can give the guy my number because he is looking for a bass player. I say sure, go ahead and give it to him. Well yesterday my friend tells me that this guy won't call for awhile because he wants to learn thirty songs before getting a bass player. Is this normal practice for a band? I would think that it would be essential to have the bass player there with the whole band from day one. I think that this guy is either does not know what he is doing or he thinks that a bassline is so easy to learn that a bass player can play anything on the spot. I have only been playing bass for two years now,and I don't fell confident about being put in that position. Can someone tell me if this is normal, or should I just blow the whole thing off and find another band to play with.