Hi all, I'd be really interested in hearing any opinions on this. I have a slightly weird stumbling block! Have been playing about 6 or 7 years and have had reasonable success so far..for instance, this weekend I played 7 gigs between Cajun/Bluegrass/Blues/Country bands. I've gotten reasonable enough to do session gigs with relatively well known acts etc (edit: relatively well known in the circles they play within, within the country and sometimes outside). Timing isn't a big problem for me. For one example, I did some recording for an EP in the last twelve months, on inspecting my recorded waveform against the drum track, it was bang on to the point I didn't think it was possibly to play that close to the time. One experienced drummer I play with describes me as having "perfect time" (I know this is BS, but relative to some other guys he plays with..). Likewise, I played with another guy at a session lately, he described the way I knew the material by heart and my timing against his as "incredible" (more BS, and probably relative to some other players who do sessions with that outfit). So here is my problem. Lets say I'm playing some country and I want to do a short walk from the I to the IV chord, along the lines of root/M2/M3/4. Upon trying to do something basic like this, I will have a mental problem, wondering, exactly where am I placing the M2 and M3 timewise? I know - it's just obvious where these sit - I could sing them for you, etc - but for whatever goddamn reason - and I didn't always have this problem, unless my awareness of time has grown - doing something simple like this throws me off. My theory is all in the area of pitches/chords/scales etc so I can't describe time, but say the music is going in 4/4: NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE And I want to do: NOTE <rest> <NOTE-NOTE-NOTE-NOTE> I'm sort of fitting 4 notes over 2 beats? I'm puzzled as regards this bothering me as I can play a lot of oddly timed things once they aren't "transitions". Any comments appreciated.