I just joined a rock band that gigs and is going to the studio. The thing is that I have: a) never been in a band b) never gigged c) never recorded I have been playing for 2 years and had instruction for a 2 months. I know the major scale and how to construct chords from it. I know the theory behind the circle of fifths, but do not have it memorized. My ear is pretty bad and I am not that great at matching pitches with my voice. I pick with 3 fingers alternating 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1, but I have a tough time picking in order when moving to lower or higher strings. I know most of this will get better with time playing in the band, but I want a schedule to follow when im not practicing the band material I want to incorporate solfege, learn to read standard notation (which im sure will be the most helpful). I remember my instructor telling me that there are only 4 (I think he said 4..) scales that anyone needs to know. Can anyone who has the same philosophy/feeling explain which I should know? All I know is the major and the 1-2-3b-4-5-6-7b-8 one (i think its pentatonic minor? Any suggestions?