I've got a tempo problem. It's being compounded by our drummer (we're new to each other so still figuring each other out)... but I want to focus first on fixing my side of it. Basically, even with the click track running, I find myself tending to rush the bass line a bit. Strange, because when I play drums, except for the occasional fill, I lock right in. But on bass, I definitely crowd the tempo and wind up far enough ahead that we have to turn the click off. Doesn't matter if it's fast or slow, I'm off, and I'm dragging the band with me. So my question is... obviously the general solution is "practice with a metronome" ... but are there some SPECIFIC exercises or practice drills I can do to help pace out my playing and get on the click? Something like "do 16 bars of 8th notes at each of 60/80/100/120/140/160 bpm in an ascending then descending speed pattern. Then repeat with quarter notes, half notes, and whole notes, then back down to 8th notes" (I just made that up as an example of a specific drill recommendation. Don't know if it would actually work). It's odd... when learning the songs, I'm usually playing along to a YouTube video, and stay right on... but what happens in the live band situation is that the drummer and I are following each other right off the cliff. That's something we need to woodshed together and get better at, but I feel like FIRST I need to fix my own rushing problem before solving the interaction between us.