Sorry if this has been covered before ..a search didnt get me any answers.The new guitarist my band brought in has been with us about 1 -1/2 months. I thought everything was going well until he started going off on the band for not practicing enough to be ready to play out. He said his old band practiced 5 days a week! Our band practices once a week for 4 hours, we would all like to do more but we are married over 40 with families...this dude has a girlfriend and no kids living with him...and no job ..so he has all the time in the world. We do get in an extra practice now and then and will throw in an extra before we gig. How offen do your bands Practice? We are a cover band and homework is required (practice) but life gets in the way if you know what i mean.I told this dude to practice at home and only play the songs we do and he will be fine. I do every once in a while have a freeze up at practice when a song is called out we have not played together in a while ...is this normal? I know the song but since we havent played it in a while forget the intro or timing for a bar or two...maybe more band practice will help?