Thought this would make a good thread. How long have you been playing and how long do practice a day/how many days a week? I've been playing about a month and a half and I practice every day for about 4 hours (as much as 6 sometimes). Not all just straight practicing but also figuring out bass lines and stuff. In two weeks time I went from In a Gadda Da Vida to Dani California and Money. Also I can hear my notes being alot more clean than before. I usually just play through a line I know, learn a new bassline or two then do the finger exercises my teacher told me to be doing. Usually I play for about an hour or two then take a break and start playing again. Sometimes I put my bass on and play basslines in between typing on AIM and looking over this forum. I tried playing while on the phone to (I hate to put my bass down haha) but I dropped the phone on my cable pulling it out so I gave up on that. So share your practicing methods and how you spend your time with your funk machine!