I am getting frustrated with my band. Everyone brings great musicianship to the table, but obviously everyone has a slightly different forte (composing, improvising, arranging, organizing, etc). Our keyboardist has a trained ear, and picks up things very quickly, whereas the rest of us work at it a little more. The problem I am running into is that we will all agree that we want to play a certain set of tunes, or promote a gig, or whatever, and then nobody really does anything about it - in general it seems no one puts any effort into the group outside of rehearsal except for a core group of 3 of us (but the keyboardist is one of this core group, and as I said, he doesn't really need to work on the musical part of our group that much outside rehearsal). This is not to say they don't *practice* - I think we all practice a decent amount, but no one *prepares*. Another example would be original copositions - if we have a good chord structure and arrangement, but need a head (for example), no one will work something out outside of rehearsal. I don't mean to sound like I am merely complaining. I have expressed these feelings to the band, and have tried to be as proactive as *I* can be about these things by (for example) bringing in sheet music of tunes for "homework" and such, but it seems like the music gets stuffed in the guitar case or backpack and forgotten about. I am not perfect, and slack on things myself from time to time, but my general feeling is that the more work you put in, the more reward you get out. Lately I am just not getting that reward in the group setting, but more at home practicing. I am trying to decide if I should bag out and start studying DB more agressively. This would be rough, as I love playing with these guys whenever we have our s$## together. So my question is this: should I give these guys an ultimatum? Or should I just express my feelings once again, give myself a deadline internally, and if I am still not happy in, say, 2 months, then I bag out? Any similar experiences?