i have tried out for five bands in my area and none of them have taken me, some of them didnt even wanna hear what im all about. whats tha dal with that? ill tell you what i do and u tell me whats wrong with my poor self. Im 16 years old i got my first bass when i was 14 so i have only got 2 years experience but i love that son of a gun bass so i play it non stop. i am in the jazz band and the varsity chior band from my high school. i cant read sheet music too ez but i can if i try for a while, but it hasnt really been a big deal since i can just listen to the licks on a cd/tape and hear how everything fits together. i can play any style of music i feel like, but my fav is funk/rock mixed with some stuff i just make up. PLZ TELL ME WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!!!!! y CANT I GET IN THE DARN BANDS????