Hi all... I play bass in a worship team and today I tried to play along a live recording of our worship that didn't have bass. Just guitars, piano, vocals, kickless drums and horns. I recorded what I was playing and I was very surprised. I thought I was a half-decent bassist, but I made some serious mistakes. I played often out of time, I overplayed a lot at some points and my technique was quite sloppy (some of the time). Also, I missed some notes here and there. It was a welcome realization that I am not as good as I think I was and I should be practicing more. :scowl: My questions are: 1. Is it possible that the same song might require another bassline or approach when recorded or played live? Or am I indeed overplaying? 2. Do more people feel like this when they listen to their recordings? 3. How come I never noticed all those mistakes? I knew I made some mistakes, but not like this. Should we invest in IEM's or improve the monitor mix? 4. How can I improve? I need to get my timing in check. I thought I had decent timing, but the recording says otherwise (may it be latency?). Sorry for the long post.