Richard B., from New Mexico writes:
I have been playing for about a year now and have the opportunity to play with a church group during an evening service.
The problem is that they have been together for 5 yrs. and have a fairly large playlist. I only see the songs for the one hour we practice and don't have time to really get them down.
Many of the songs use the more complex chords such as C9, F#m7, etc., or are in a more difficult major key, so I have trouble keeping up with the timing.
I very much want to play with them, but am feeling rather frustrated at the lack of progress and support. What can I focus on to improve my playing to a level where they will feel I'm ready for performance?