Hi TBers, Every 3-4 weeks I jam with a few friends. It is strictly a jam, and everything is improvised. I'd like to get to start/join a band that meets up every week or so, practices their butts off and builds a proper repertoire of covers and maybe some original material, so we can gig... Not really for money, but just for the fun of it. However, I hesitate to do this today because I believe to become a great musician one has to imitate, assimilate, and then innovate... I truly believe that imitating most of the players and basslines that really inspire me, will help shape my style into what I want it to be. But, there are still a lot of songs and artists who's material I still desperately want to learn, and I mean a lot... Probably another few years of learning material. And truthfully, I don't know too many of these songs now as it is, though I seriously plan on changing that in the future. But because of this it's hard for me to start a band and recommend the material I want to play because I still have to learn it myself. Every once in a while I get fed up and roam my local classifieds to join a band or meet up with someone in hopes of starting a band... However, it usually ends up with me feeling pressured to learn 5 songs in a week, and I don't really like any of those songs, or at least, they're not on my list and thus I feel like I'm not using my time as well as I'd like to. I'd really like to join a band, but at the same time I feel that I should learn all of the material that I want to learn first so that I don't mind learning the other material that would be more appropriate for covers. I also can't help but feel that I'm procrastinating as well though... I'm just curious about if any other hobby players were in the same boat, and what you did? Perhaps met up with one other player that had a very similar taste as you and learn one song a week, you pick one, and then they do, etc? Thanks in advance, Matt.