So, after getting back into bass over the last year, I bought a big boy head/cab and am dipping my toes into the local cover band scene. Next week I'm going to be playing with a guitarist, singer, and drummer who are trying to put together a start up band (and have been playing together for a year or so) but haven't been able to find a bass player. They're willing to take a chance on a relative novice (me). So, they sent me a list of 17 songs they've been working on. (I have no idea if this is their full set list at the moment or not... I guess they've been taking a long break while waiting for a bass player to materialize). I received the set list Sunday night, and we made plans to get together and play a week and a half later. The singer mentioned she'd like to have at least 5-10 songs to go through with the whole band, which worried me a little at first. But as I'm working through them, most of them are pretty easy and I think it won't be a stretch to hit 10. Once I hit the 10 mark, do you guys think I should try to keep learning more, or sit tight and work on polishing and memorizing what I have? For the most part, these songs are riding the root on eighth notes, but there are parts that are a bit outside of what I've been used to playing by myself the last nine months. There are also a few songs that immediately went into a "not going to even try at this point" bucket, since they were more funk/ska based. Those are going to take a week or more on their own to learn. My current plan is to hit ten songs, and then polish. Does that sound about right for having a week to prepare? I'm just under a week out from the rehearsal and I have 5 at a point that I think I wouldn't entirely embarrass myself.