Being that I am a beginning bass player who loves to play in the traditional two finger, no-pick technique, I have always felt discomforted by the notion that if you cannot play a certain technique, you are no good. For me, I feel left behind because I am stil learning the ABC's of the pop/slap technique. As with the other techniques, is it necessary to immediately get into them, or to go at your own pace? Please let me know? One more thing, who would you recommend to me as a good pop/slap bassist to begin following in terms of learning the basics? I know there are many, but I would like to know yours! Thanks everyone!!!