I have been playing bass on and off for the past 8 years and have never really "studied" any of my favourite players. How do you go about taking a pursuit to study the style, note choices, phrasing, etc of your favourite players and incorporate it into your playing? Do you listen to their music all the time and hope that by osmosis it reflects in your own note choices and phrasing? Do you transcribe a CD, every song, note for note, and play along? Do you transcribe only your favourite licks? Do you take interesting passages and play them over 12 keys, or do you analyse them and milk their harmonic and rhythmic structure for making your own licks? There is no right or wrong answer, but seeing as I found one player I really want to hone into and learn from, wondering what others have useful for committing to memory and practising.