when playing it's good to get involved with all sorts of people to get a wide range of experience. as time moves on and one gets more experienced it becomes difficult to decide what to keep doing and what to let go.
i wondered if people had any ideas on this?
when do you decide it's time to leave a band and move on?

i know it's not down to the actual mechanics of playing but i'm finding it a bigger and bigger issue to deal with. i operate in the semipro area of playing and so i'm not actually trying to make a living at doing music but there's quite a few things that i do that i don't really enjoy that much any more.
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only do what you enjoy and if you aren't enjoying what you're doing, move on to something else. it's simple, really, listen to your feelings and it's not hard to make the right decision.

remember- don't make your own life worse just to keep things at an even keel, it's not worth it.  it boils down to whether you are doing what you want or not, and if you aren't, then do something else.
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why not just act like an asshole and get them to fire you?

that's always worked for me.

here are some tips that will get you canned for sure:

- always show up late to practice and then spend the entire time arguing and accusing the other band members of being jealous of you.

- when you get an important gig, call in sick at the very last minute, and demand that you get paid anyway. then show up five minutes before the band stops playing and ask for your money.

- bed the bandleader's wife and/or girlfriend(s) (except if the girl thinks she can sing, because then she'll expect you to help her realize her no-talent dreams)

but seriously, if you've outgrown the other musicians (you've progressed and they haven't), it's time to move on.
thanks all for your inputs.
i've tried all that 7 :)
as you say it's simple really although when you're in the middle it can be difficult to be objective.
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