About 35 years ago I started playing bass, played Kiss, Led Zep, then Rush, then 10 years later made some money and then the 15 minutes of fame in 1988, then within a couple years quit playing, had a family to raise and stopped playing in bands, gave up, thinking I just was noy good enough. Only now I see my problem was I never had structured lesson, particularly learning theory, etc. I played covers, and wrote copycat songs. Still today it is all I can do because I almost never took lessons, and when I did it was asking the instructor to write tab for my rock heroes. Today I wonder what might have been if I had studied the jazz method 35 years ago. Sigh. Kids who read this.