Hi all, I finally decided to break down and find a bass teacher...It's hard to find a bass teacher who actually plays nothing but bass. This guy is a solid stand up bassist who also plays electric bass... I am hoping that this bass teacher will help me. Ya see I have been playing guitar for 6 years and when I go to play bass I don't know how to keep the groove down... Tend to want to over play and play lead stuff...I don't want to play bass like a guitarist does.....I want to play bass like a bass player... In talking with this bass teacher over the phone he said that reading music is VERY IMPORTANT..I am reculantent to read, but I am going to try it as I am thinking that it will help me understand about rhythmn... My problem has been that I have never copied any bass stuff off CD's and I am wondering if that is what is missing in my playing....Maybe I really don't need a teacher... Well, I hope that this teacher will teach me theory, sight reading, as well as playing other people's stuff.... I am very picky about teachers and can never seem to find a good one.... I am embrassed to say that six years of playing rhythm guitar as well as lead and I can't come up with anything good on bass... Hey, at least I admit it....I hope all that changes once I find a good teacher....Sure, I can phsyically play bass, but grooving and coming up with lines is another thing.... I think that most guitarist just get used to shredding and showing off that we don't stop to think about timming and stuff and when given a bass it's a different roll and different instrument all together... I highly respect it....So wish me luck...Thanks, Kalo!