I just got my feelings hurt at rehersal tonight. :^( Our guitar player, joking around, said I couldn't groove. Ouch! That hurts. Sad thing is it was true. We were playing a song we have done a million times and our music director decided to jazz it up a little. The drummer, piano player, and guitarist all start grooving along and I'm sitting there stumbling around all over the neck sounding like complete crap. This happens every time we change a song around like that. Why can't I groove on the fly? I can of course learn songs that groove and play them great. I can also write bass lines that groove, given the time. But when I'm looking at those charts I've got nothing. I hate leaving practice feeling all depressed because I stunk. What can I do to improve? I think I may order "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" and let James Jamerson take me to school.