So I'm starting a band. I don't consider myself to be all that good. I've been playing alone for a couple of years, been through lessons and jammed with friends a time or two. Last year I talked about starting a band with some guys but called it off because I didn't feel confident, went back into lessons to try to alleviate my fears and after a few months my teacher basically told me to take a break from lessons and go do my own thing, then call him when I felt stuck. Instead I played rocksmith and didn't practice much, I felt burned out yet again as I have so many times. Then one night hanging with some friends at their studio I asked to sit in on a song of theirs I know just for fun. That one song turned into five (covers) and it was a blast, I walked away feeling confident and decided to revive my idea of starting a cover band. I got some guys I know who are skilled and down for anything to join up and start a cover band with me, we haven't started yet. I'm extremely nervous that I'm doing this for selfish reasons but I feel like the only way for me to get better, more solid and grow as a player is to play with other people. I'm excited for one reason because our drummer is an extremely talented bass player and good friend of mine. He doesn't have much experience on drums but has always wanted to give it a try. I feel like that will be a great help to me as well having a solid bass player drumming for me and learning himself as we go. He is very aware of my skill level and that gives me comfort. But I also feel like I will hold these guys back, so far the only songs selected have been songs I chose because I know I can play them. I'm worried about what might happen if they decide they want to play something that is beyond my current ability. I don't want this band to be all about me, but at the same time it will be limited by my skill level. I'm hoping that if everything goes well I will learn and grow as a musician through this experience and become more confident in my ability. But I also feel like I'm kind of doing these guys a disservice by being the weakest member. Part of me wants to talk about this as we start, but that could be kind of a bummer. On the other hand I could just walk in with a confident attitude and just go at it as best I can and address my skill only if it becomes an issue. What do you think?