I don't know if this is the appropriate place for this question or if the question even makes sense but here goes. So when it comes to playing bass (or any instrument, really) is there such a thing as 'it' - as in: Some people are born with it and some people aren't. (or) With a lot of hard work some people, in good time will get it - others will probably never get it. Is it possible to say that if someone can't play (whatever would be appropriate) by the time that they have been playing for (appropriate period of time to learn above mentioned whatever)that they should just hang it up. I know this sounds like I'm incredibly insecure, but that is only because I am. I have been playing for six months and I do really suck, but here is my plan, tell me if I'm nuts - I figure that since I have no background playing any instrument, no natural rythem, no ear (well I have both ears but you know what I mean) I have been considered generally uncoordinated my whole life - But I figure that if I want to learn to play well and I work very hard I will one day be the Larry Bird of bass.