Hi all, Recently I'm in a rut with my improvising (mainly arco) on double bass because my fingerboard/aural knowledge is not up to par with the melodies and motifs that I am developing in my head. This especially evident in more difficult keys. I would consider myself a competent improviser on electric bass but double bass is getting the best of me when it comes to developing more intricate solos especially with loads of shifting. Some notable problems - Relying on 'safe scalic forms' for soloing. - Arpeggios take a LOT of concentration to execute correctly with harmony. - Concentration on notes is taking away from the articulation and other musical elements of the solo. I vaguely remember this 'phase' on electric bass but the visuals, frets and technique made it extremely easy to 'break out' and continue to improve steadily. So I've tried to cure this problem by running through scales/arpeggios in many ways, using drone chords for harmony while playing arpeggios and transcribing solos in my head to double bass. Progress seems to be extremely slow and I'm sure there could be a better way.. Are there any solutions or exercises that anybody could prescribe?