Yes. I also posted this in TH. Looking for as much feedback as possible. Learning from others struggles and how they overcome them gives me the courage and focus to keep trying. Thanks up front for any that provide some insight with this matter. Are some of us doomed to always struggle with being time with the rest of the ensemble or accompaniment? My most challenging times are when I play with a group or with piano accompaniment. Piano accompaniment really gives me a fit. I have worked tirelessly trying to develop a good sound with solid articulation. I play all major scales and blues scales each day. I am working on learning on learning minor scales. I try to hit playing from every angle but I seem to get let down more by my short coming in respect to counting and keeping time. It is no good to have the best tone in the world if you can't use it at the right time. It is very frustrating to make marked improvement in so many areas and not be able to effectively put it use. Have others struggled with this early in their development and become proficient time keepers? My fear is that there is a natural ability to stay in time and count the notes and rests that can't be taught. I am going to keep at it and keep putting myself in situations where I am forced to sink or swim with hopes it will take care of itself over time.