How do you gauge whether the guys you're with want to be more serious or more casual about playing in a band? I'm in a band where we've canceled half the once a week practice together, but the other two guys are really good at their instruments, and I want to say its not like they need practice. I wonder how important it is to actually practice together, and such. One of the guys dropped practice this week because he had some other stuff to do on the gig day, and I tried to encourage the other guy to still play because we could find a replacement at the place, but the day of it he wasn't too interested in going out, so we dropped it for this week.