If your ready to start giging ? Are you EVER ready ? or do you get better by giging ? My sister thinks I'm ready to start playing with a band she's in , the band is pretty major in and outside my area . The thing is , i've been learning on my own for 2 years and I dont know if I'm there yet . I hear people say the best way to get better is to play with a band , so is this the way most of you pros got started , by jumping out there or did you take baby steps?