I could use some help and advice on how to prioritize my practice time. I play upright bass as well as electric (fretted and fretless). I usually have bout an hour or so per day dedicated to practice time. The problem that I am having is pretty simple - not enough time to cover all that I would like to keep my chops up, as well as to advance. Most of my practice routine is on the upright. I spend some time on modal scales and arpeggios, thirds, fourths, fifths, all usually two octaves. This takes about 30-40 minutes. About 1/2 of it with the bow, the other without. Then I'll shift to electric - usually some scale/chord warmups, maybe some sight reading (I have been working on some etudes, both to improve my reading but also knowing the fingerboard better). By now, I'm usually about out of time - but will spend a few more minutes free-playing just to have fun and test out some ideas. The problem is that with my current routine, I'm not advancing as I would like. I often feel like I am trying to take on too many things at once, and advancing at all of them very slowly as a result. So here's where I could use some advice. Would I gain more by focusing on fewer things, but spending more time, or should I just keep chugging away at the 3-4 things that I am currently working on? I wish that I had the option for more time, but with working, wife, exercise, etc it would be hard to regularly carve out an extra hour each day. The other option is to focus more on one bass or the other (electric or upright) - I remember hearing Ron Carter say that the reason he only plays upright is that it takes alot of work to truly master both. But I love playing both so thats probably not a good option. Maybe I'm trying too much multi-tasking??? Some of my frustration is that many years ago (in my 20's), I focused full-time on bass and had the luxury of 4-6 hours each day. Maybe my expectations now are too high? Would appreciate any and all advice....from the many wise folks here on TB! Thx!