Retiree seeking practical advice.
I've only been playing upright bass as an amateur and only for a couple of years. I'm retired and have no aspirations to play professionally at any level. I love straight-ahead jazz.
Would it be fair to say that if I can hear the jazz bass lines I want to play in my head on the fly, and can even vocalize them on the fly most of the time, but can't play them . . . that a big problem is that I don't really know my instrument?
If that's the case, then isn't the answer more woodshedding? If so, what would you suggest as the best expenditure of shedding time for my situation?
"A man must love something very much to practice it not only without hope of fame or fortune but without hope of doing it well." -G.K. Chesterton (paraphrase)