How can I practice playing with people, without playing with people
I played with a couple guys from work today, one on guitar, one on bass, just messing around. Their both pretty good, but to be fair, they wern't even on the same page alot of the time (they had only jammed together a couple of times. And coming up with a song we all knew was non existent.)
But really, I felt like a monkey ****ing a football back there. It just didn't feel natural I felt tense, nothing was smooth, and anything slightly technical that I can do, I just couldn't! And of course I make matters worse cause its pissing me off I can't do a simple quick heel toe (thing songs like creep (I know it can be played without doiing that) or the dudu - du in sweet home alabama) so I keep trying to do it, even though for some reason even missing the heel I'm getting a 16'th off on the hats. And I don't know if all of this was the cause of it or not, I'd find myself speeding up even on simpler beats.
Oh, and goiing iinto a simple 16th note alternating hand, it was like my hands had a stuttering problem.
Oh, the first song we played, AC/DC Back in black, the guitarist kept messing up and blaming it on me. We played it on the ipod later, and I was right, maybe that just set a train wreck, I dunno.