I just entered my first year of college this past september. I have started playing bass in june and had a teacher for one month before school. Right now I am just playing different songs, making my own bass lines based off a chord progression and every couple weeks I go home and Jam with my friends. It feels as though I am in a slump and not improving. What do you suggest I do next? Any tips on how to practice so next time I jam with my friends I will be able to keep up with them? They have been playing music for many years and are very talented. Any help is greatly appreciated thanks.