Hi everybody, I've been "playing" bass for about 3 or 4 years, on and off (because i'm lazy like that), but have recently been taking it fairly seriously, even paying for lessons for the last 2 months, despite being too broke to afford them. I've even been in a few bands, but they were all really shortlived (due to egos that werent mine) and with friends. So there were huge possibilities that I was only in them because I had a bass and was around. Besides, I felt like I was just kinda barely surficing. even if no one said it. But basically, I'm not really sure of what I can do/where I'm at/where I should be, at all. My lessons are a lot of theory now, mostly leaning towards jazz, which I like, but for any band I join, I'd prefer rock. So basically, what things are vital to be able to do in a rock band? How good does my ear have to be? If I auditioned, what exactly would people expect me to know? Any advice would be keen, thanks.