I've been playing guitar / bass since mid february this year - guitar to start with, then bought myself a bass and started to teach myself and Im loving it! My problem is that my great motivation is to be good... so now looking back I see that all my playing so far has been technical exercises - learning scales, learning to play other artists music etc... The problem is that I dont see myself as "good enough" to be creative... I know i'm not that good... and so nothing I can play will sound as good as the music I enjoy - so I've gotten it into my head that I should wait until ive improved until trying to be creative! I know thats just not right though - So apart from working on technical exercises to improve the connection between the sound and how to play it... I also want to get over the fact I cant play that well yet... and start being creative! I'm thinking along the lines of finding slower-paced songs I appreciate and have a go at playing along - that way I have more time to recognise the root note.