Anybody else having this problem? I can play his riffs to the "T", to the point where I have to show him his own riff that he came up with the week before, because he cant remember it. I've become hesitant to bring in my riffs/ideas, because he can never play it the way I want it to be played, and its too frustrating for him to learn someone else's "boxes" (what he calls my rhythm/riff ideas). Its as if he just instantly dismisses it as being something that he cant play, so he tries rewriting my riff or worse "playing something that goes with it" before getting a handle on what exactly it is that I'm playing. Drives me nuts. Its taken him six months to finally get a chorus that I wrote, he kept going to a C chord and for six months I was like "dude its B, one more half step down!". We're talking power chords here, btw not complicated jazz vamping or anything, its big dumb rock. We'd work it out and the next practice guess what....he's back to playing the C instead of the B again. Granted I have a lot more experience as a guitarist than he does, he's the singer and its the first time he's tried playing guitar and singing in a band (he's always just sung in his other bands). I think he tries to run before he can walk so to speak. The last practice I thought we had finally put the nail in a song we'd been working on, I thought we were finally locked into an arrangement that everybody agreed on (same song with the C chord instead of B chord problem). We've been working on this tune for at least eight months, I can play it in my sleep by now, he's just now figuring it out, and he wrote about half the parts to it. Big warm, fuzzy Sabbathy/Kyuss kinda groove, in the middle of the song it drops down to a mellow kind of psychedelic thing and I've been doing some tasty bluesy licks there. I thought it was finally coming together. It was agreed he would play the chords, behind my solo, only he can't play the simple E major and D suspended "cowboy" chords that I wrote for the part, because his friggin hands are too big for his guitar! So all of a sudden out of nowhere, he decides he's gonna just start soloing, in my spot. I don't get it. He doesn't play any other solos in any other tunes. I guess I'm gonna just play chords in that part since I can play the FULL chords on the guitar and I'm the one with the pedals, and just let him do his thing? OR I can go in next time, put my foot down and tell him to learn the friggin rhythm part and let me do my thing so we can get on with it. Where would you draw the line? The worse part is that we're without a bass player...again, so this is a slow mellow part, when I start noodling there, the rhythm behind me falls apart, he can't keep up with where he's at in the barres/structure. Sorry for the rant, I'm on the verge of just saying to hell with the project. Let me hear how you or how you don't deal with another difficult guitarist in your band. And no I'm not looking to be critiqued on my grammar again, but thanks anyway.