Help! Background: I'm still a complete newbie to the bass. I've been playing for 3 months to the day today. I have an instructor, and we work out of Chuck Rainey's Complete Electric Bass Method (Vol. I, go figure ). I'm on a piece now (key of C) that I play every bar until the last in 2nd position. For the last bar, I have to slide up the neck so my pinky can hit the 10th fret on D (C note, think this would be 7th pos.?), then hit E & D on the G string (7th & 9th frets), then finally hit fret 9 & 10 on D (B & C notes). My problem is I can't get consistency sliding my hand down to those frets, and almost never on the first try. I've been working on this piece for two weeks, and while I think I'm getting better, I think I should have this down by now. Do you folks know of any exercises / techniques I could use to nail down moving between positions? I've spent at least 14 hours on this piece alone (try to practice at least an hour a day, and always play at least once a day in general) and I'm starting to hear it in my dreams! I think if I have to play it much more I will drive the people around me insane! Please help if you can.