This is a soft question. I've been learning the bass for about 6 months now and I can play some odd time signatures with ease when I'm practicing alone. Recently, I've been playing with a couple of friends, one drummer and another, guitarist. I'm having a lot of difficulty keeping time when playing with this drummer.
My question is: Is this normal? I didn't assume there were going to be no challenges when playing with other people but I'm struggling to play in time (even something at 60bpm).
One issue I can think of is that I'm easily distracted by the guitar and I lose focus. What are some things I should keep in mind when playing with them again? Thanks for your time.
Edit: After considering the several answers and suggestions, I firstly tried to find out who all among us is out of time and not surprisingly, all 3 of us were dragging, not just me. I intend to play with only the drummer a couple more times a week than with all 3 together, to get the rhythm down solid. I've proposed that we play at lower than usual volumes using a metronome and that the drummer try playing gentler. Of course, a co-ordination issue like this wont solve itself overnight but I plan to work it out in the following few days to weeks.