Hey- I've been away from these forums for like two weeks... odd for me. *not sure if this is OT or Misc... so i put it here* Anyway I'm 15, and a sophmore in high school. I've been playing trombone for... er... almost 9 years, sence 2nd grade. I recently started bass 1 1/2 year ago. Theres the background info on me. Now when I started T-bone I was small, and didn't have any knowledge on music, i couln't tell a guitar from a bass and a sax from a trumpet. My dad was like, well its time for you to start an instrument, I never got an option if i wanted to play one or not, he was going to make me no matter what. So my dad has played trombone all his life, so I was like, hey, i dont know much stuff 'bout music, and all i've been around is the trombone so I'll try that. Then when I started i wasn't really enthuesiastic about it, it was boring for me, but I was just starting so I was still going to give it a shot. Before I knew it I was like in 5th grade and been playing for almost 4 years. I joined the middle school band, it was ok for my 6th grade year. But soon sence everyone else was just starting, I was like high school level compared to them. So HUGE boredum for the next two years, and my dad made me do it, it sucked. So when I got to high school I was like this must be better, so I gave it a shot. My high school was one of the best jazz high schools in the state, and I got 1st chair right when I joined.. tells you something. I was forced to take symphonic band as well, I would literally fall asleep in that class, and there were times i really wanted to leave the jazz band too. So now here I am, seeking you guys/ girls at TB for more advice. My dad yells at me all the time to practice, and he wants me to be a famous t-bone player... its like hes chosing my future for me. He doesn't want to reason with me, if I dont do what he says musically, I'm grounded. By the way, I dont like anything about the trombone... nor the music i have to play in school with it. So when I started bass I was like, "wow, music is fun!" and i've been having fun with it non stop. I dont even mind playing jazz stuff on it here and there. Now for the question, What do I do? I cant keep playing trombone... its horrible, and my dads always on me for it, saying "its your only way through college and life!" But if I stop playing it, he'll take away my bass, and pull me out of all the things i do, like C.A.P. I almost think even if i managed to make millions off it, it would still be a horrible life for me cuz i'd still have the t-bone curse. I wish i could quit t-bone and just play bass. I really need help on this one.