Not sure if that's exactly what you would call it, but it's something that gives me a lot of trouble and I'm trying to work on it. I tend to concentrate on details and do pretty well nailing down all the parts, but then the parts tend to get jumbled in my brain. Or I can't remember if we go through this measure twice or three times in a particular spot. Or I lose track of if we're in the second verse or the third. Stuff like that. I know that I tend to pay close attention to details and then lose track of the big picture, but I'm having a rough time trying to "zoom out" I was reading the thread about rehearsing without a singer (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=527551), and this is something that I just can't hardly do right now except for on a very few songs. I have heard before about learning the words, but it's partly the same deal for me. Where's this part come in? After the guitar solo or before? Does that solo go through four measures or eight? Frustration city!! Anyone have any tips or tricks they use to get stuff mentally mapped out so they can retain it well?