I did a little busking and made about 7$...Not too shabby for half hour...A guy approached me and asked if I was playing with anybody. I said no...He seemed to take an interest. However I know very little theory. I do play from feeling. The particular person is in an active band that is gigging.
I feel that I might be able to educate myself by working with others of greater experience. However I don't want to be a burden at rehearsals. I intend to pursue this opportunity and see how far I can push myself.
I'm fairly confident that I can play simple melodies over basic chord changes without being too much of a show boater. In fact I'd rather play comfortably with good tone than try to screech slop.
I don't know how advanced the band members are. However I'm confident that if they wrote out a part for me to play that I'd practice the hell out of it and be spot on when needed.
If I'm not mistaken some of the greatest rock n' roll bands formed from accidents. Hopefully I can get a start here.