I got a 20meg video of me playing the trooper. I picked that song because I figure more bad habbits or short cuts or whatever would come out in a faster song rather than a slow song. I know I messed the song up quite a bit but what I'm really hoping people will be able to point out is bad technique. The only thing I know for sure I'm doing wrong is 'saluting' with my index when i'm not using it, but I'm sure theres lots of other things. www.fromeo.com/thetrooper.avi I've had a bass in my posetion for about 2-3 years but have only really been playing it seriously for about 6 months out of all that time. When I was in school I barely had time to look at the thing let alone play it. I plan on getting an instructor but the consevatory here doesn't give lessons over the summer so I have to wait til September. and I don't wanna spend all summer working on my chops and letting some bad habbits set in really bad.