Ok, here's the deal. I have never wanted to learn how to double-thump or play like Vic Wooten or Jaco. Sometimes I hear some really flashy and fancy bass playing and think, "I wish I could do that." But the thing is, I don't want to play like that, I just wish I could do it. I have played bass for seven years now, and my practice consists of improvising grooves and fills. I just want to be able go play a good, tasteful bass line when needed and not over-play. I can slap, but I am not very fond of it when I play it. I like finger-style funk. Like George Porter. I am not currently in a band, but I have been in the past. Usually got compliments about my playing. The drummer that I jam with appreciates my playing. Is my current method the wrong way to go about learning bass? Should I learn to solo and engage in "Slap Wars", i.e. slapping to impress everyone.