How soon is it recommended to start a band? Also, is it wise to start out with musicians that are or close to the same experience level as you are? I've been playing for a few months and am learning the theory. I think I may be ready to try to get something organized around this December. I'm not sure what genre to focus on, but I am interested in being able to play everything and lean toward a funk/fusion type of music. I feel that it is important for me to start playing with others. I am serious and planning to take this as far as it will go.