There are a lot of musicians out there who choose not to join a band as they think they are not good enough… Who cares! Just do it, at the very least you will get WAYYYY better. I am writing this to encourage people who play casually or alone to seek out other musicians to jam with.
The fear of not being good enough or simple lack in motivation is no reason to not join bands. Nothing compares to the feeling you get from practicing or performing with other artists. It’s like speaking a language that only musicians understand; and having amazing conversations in that language. It’s awesome!
At one point in life I found myself in this rut. I had not played regularly with people since high school, and did not know anyone who still plays. It took a bit of courage to finally post an ad on Craigslist looking for artists, but it was so worth it. There are musicians everywhere with your same interest’s in music and skill set, looking for people to jam with. I will admit there was a few weird “blind dates” that did not work out, but in the end I found an incredible drummer I still jam with today. It has provided so much more than fun. I have better rhythm and regularly turn to him for creative advice.
Stop hesitating and take the leap. Life is too short not too. Here are a few sites that can help you find artists: