Thomas: Hey mom. I'm trying out for the Jazz Band tomorrow.
Me: The high school jazz band?
Me: I thought they already had a drummer. What instrument are you going to play.
Thomas: The bass guitar.
Me: Is that an electric guitar?
Me: Have you ever played a bass guitar before?
Thomas: I tried my friend's before.
Me: When was that?
Thomas: Last school year.
Me: How are you going to practice?
Thomas: It's the same top 4 strings that are on my guitar and the teacher gave me some music to play.
Me: The tryouts are tomorrow?
Me: Does the school have a bass guitar you can use?
Me: Okay. Good luck.
Yes, Thomas is now a member of the high school jazz band.