A friend of mine plays guitar. He's got some natural talent, he comes up with some pretty tastey stuff for the most part. But he doesn't know ANYTHING about music. I mean, he doesn't know the notes on the neck, doesn't know any chords, nothing. He just plays "what sounds right". The result of this: Either he plays something he made up, and I watch his hands so I can play along and stay in tune. OR--I make something up, and he just wanks around his guitar and sounds like crap because he doesn't know what key I'm in or how to stay in key. The problem is, he's a good friend of mine and wants to start a band with me. I've already exlained that it's pretty much impossible to do this if he can't even play a real chord or stay in key with me. I told him to take some lessons, even if only to learn some chords and the basics, cause has the technique already. I tried teaching him the notes on the neck, just for starters. I got to the A on the E string, told him that it's the same note as the next open string, and I lost him. He starts bitching "Forget it man! Let's just jam!). He can't follow it at all and it's frustrating as hell trying to work with him. He doesn't get it: I can't "just jam" if you're playing made up chords and changing the key every 10 seconds without telling me. Any suggestions? (BTW--see my 'Trying to start a Band' thread in the Band Management section, I have very few options here).