NOTE: This is for advanced players who seek to take their bass playing skills further, and feel that they already have their basics complete (can maintain a groove, can improvise, can keep time, can play with a pick, fingerstyle, and slap proficently, understands modes, and has a good left hand technique). Do NOT follow this guide until so, because trying to play songs above your level without learning about hand positions/etc. may cause bad habits, thus stifling your prog-ression. (there's that lame pun again) Okay, so, for about a year now I've been stuck in a rut. My technique is good, but I feel I am not as sharp as a player as I used to be, and I think it's because I've gotten lazy and haven't been putting enough time in working to get myself better. I realize that there's probably a lot of people on TalkBass in the same boat, so I decided that I'm going to make a list of difficult songs on bass that I will slowly, but surely, take out from a list. You can (and are encouraged to) join me! Each time I master a song enough to move on, I'll [DEL]cross it out[/DEL]. The point of this thread is that we can help each other get better, maybe find some good videos for each song, or find some good tab resources on the internet, etc. It'll be a little slow, and some songs are going to take longer than others, but here's the list: 1. Dream Theater-Never Enough 2. Rush-La Villa Strangiato (I can already play 3. YYZ, but if you can't, work on that!!!) 4. Primus- Jerry Was A Race Car Driver 5. Megadeth- Polaris 6. Jaco Pastorius- Kuru/Speak Like A Child (Jaco's hardest, IMO) 7. Rancid- Rejected 8 .Yes- Roundabout 9. RHCP- Blackeyed Blond 10. Stanley Clarke- Hot Fun 11. Muse- Hysteria 12. The Who - My Generation 13. The Who - The Real Me (this song doesn't sound that difficult, but it's one of those songs) 14. Possibly a Victor Wooten cover (??) I'm starting off with probably one of the harder songs on this list, Never Enough by DT, and then the list will be done downwards. Feel free to comment with some more song suggestions. I'm trying to avoid songs that require a 5/6 string (that's why I don't have Tommy the Cat ) and only really feature songs that can be done on a four string, so anyone can play along. If you choose to follow along, I wish you good luck!