"...is your bass playing has really improved. But I think we should wait for you to become a little more familiar with the songbook before we have playing during service. We'll talk about this again in 2 months. Keep going to the alternate practices." That is the word from the music leader at the synagogue. For the songs I know, I know them. For the songs I don't, I was having trouble keeping up. At the jam session Saturday, they brought out a song that had chord changes mid-word. In one 4-bar section, like 6 different chord changes. My fingers weren't fast enough to keep up at the given tempo. I am not depressed, though. I am happy that about the compliments of what I *HAVE* learned so far. Yay! I just felt the need to share as I crawl along the path to being a bassist.