Basicly the same thing. My band gives me the root notes. But I'm pretty tired after a year of playing in the band for root notes, since I'm still not singing. but anyway, like the band gives me A|G|A|E|GD| (those are measures) I always do that at the band rehearsal but when I get home I have to think it over for weeks etc. and finally come up with something. I know the pentatonic scale(pattern?) but not much else. What I was wondering, does anyone have any tips or tricks to apply this. Also, how can I learn to identify notes from eachother? By just listening?