Hey all, I play in two bands. My main band Crawlspace is a heavy band, and we do pretty well, play gigs and all. Get good responses. I have never had a problem, and am very very confident in my playing our originals and covers. I also play in a second band. The drummer is friend of mine. Their old bass player quit, so I told him I would join. They play light rock. I thought this should be no problem, I dont know the songs, but they should be easy. I dont like the music, but I thought playing a different style of music would really help my playing with my main band. Well last night was my fourth practice with the new band. The first 3 went ok, listening to what they are playing and adding the bass parts. I still get confused a bit because everything is some variation of "G, A, C, D" progressions. Back to last night, I thought I would really be grooving because I now had an idea of how the songs went. Well, I sucked! I mean really sucked! I had no feel what so ever for the groove. I was constantly jumping ahead or falling behind it. I played better the first 3 practices when I didnt know the songs at all and was just throwing bass lines in. It was embarresing. I am not going to quit, because I am now pissed and am going to work on the songs at home. (Which pisses me off more, I didnt plan I spending much time on this band, thought I could easily just pick up the songs) My main problem now, it really rocked my confidence. I felt like I had been playing for 6 months instead of 6 years. Maybe I just forgot how it is to have a really bad practice, I am sure its happened before, but dont remember. How do you guys handle this?