Ok everyone. I am fairly new to bass but i have been playing drums for 15 years and teaching /composing for a local highschool for 4 years. So I am up on rythym but it seems anytime i see some "bass" music in standard notation and they are looking for a swing feel they write it as eighth notes and tell you to swing it!?!?! Standard notationg is suppose to tell you everything but they dont write out the correct notation. Wich leads me to instructors i am currently going to 2 different bass instructors. And they know their stuff but yet they tell me to "swing it" instead ofthe correct notation. Furthermore what is up with the whole Te Te Tah Tah method of counting music?!?!?! that is what they are teaching kids in my area now that down beats are Te and up beats are Tahs!?!?! Maybe i am so offended by this because i have to teach these kids at a highschool level and they are saying TE TE and Tah tah.