In advance, sorry for the lengthy post... I've been a lurker for a couple of months on these forums and recently decided to start practicing on my bass. I'm at a point where I'm not quite sure what to practice (I don't have an instructor and I can't afford one at the moment). I picked up Building Walking Basslines and it has helped me out a lot so far, although there are times where I'll get drained from walking for an hour and want to do something else. I have a decent musical background from playing piano in middle/high school, so music theory isn't that foreign to me. And, luckily, one of my roommates has a drum set (he's really good), so I jam with him frequently. At this point, a lot of my basslines (from what I've noticed) are centered around R-5-8. Some of them sound pretty good, but I'm also starting to notice that a lot of my basslines sound similar. Anyway, what should I do besides walking? Please no flaming!