Hey ! So, this is kind of a long post and don't know if its posted in the right place. I'm danish, so sorry for any language flaws Im Semi-professional bass player and i'm 20 years old. The last couple of years i've been playing a great deal. I'm mostly playing electric bass and this is kind of what my post is about. I have always loved jazz music, and always played it. However the kind of musicians that i play with and hang out with are in no way jazz musicians, and trough my teen years it has always been something i wanted to dig in to, but have never really found the right way to do it. I live in the second biggest town in Denmark, and i am a relatively wanted bass player for pop/rock and cover gigs. The last couple of years i've been playing a lot of that party/moneymaking gigs that in the end mostly is about looking good and playing tunes that people know. I have now, at the age of 20 come to the conclusion that i wanna go "all in" and try to become the best jazz-musician i can be. As i said, i've always enjoyed playing jazz, but until now my dedication and determination have been, so to say, very dissapointing! I've played upright for about 2 years, but have never been practicing steadyli and have had very few lessons. I am accepted at this 3 year music course thats preparing me for a conservatory education and i am accepted at various summer camps. The thing is that i now have 2 months with a lot of time on my hands, and i really wanna be prepared in the best way for starting at the musicschool and participating in the summer-camps. so what my post really is about is: If you, like i have now, had 2 months where you had, how would you use them in terms of practicing? My upright playing is very mediocre, but i regard myself as a very musical person. I'm looking for Etudes, right hand - left hand patterns and excercises, Hand positions, rythm excercises, practicing schedules, ear practing, books etc. and of course tunes that are good to learn It's mostly my technique i'm looking to improve. It's kind of a big thing for me, and i think my biggest problem is where to start. I really hope anyone out there can help me, to help myself reach that next level that i'm really craving for!