When would you say is a good time to start playing with others? And what EXACTLY is expected of you when you start playing with others. I'm talking your standard cover band situation. I started playing about 6months ago. As some of you may know I came from playing the drums for about 12 years. So I have a knowledge of music. I am at the point of knowing all the notes on the fret board, major scales, (maj, min, dim)chord tones, some basic blues lines, and I can pick up songs with a little work. Thing is, with the drums I started playing when everyone else was starting to play ... so everyone sucked, and was learning together. Now I suck, and am learning, but am going to be playing with people that have been playing for years, unless I start hanging out with kids 12years younger than me! - which is not happening! I would just like to know what to expect when and if I ever start playing with people again! And let me tell you, stick with one instrument, because it sucks ... I am just dying to start playing with bands again!! Later - k.