Let's really express our selves. The technique has ruined the bass instrument. People like Victor Wooten, as talented as he is, can't seem to play the bass like a normal person. He plays it like an egotistical slapster. I saw him at 930 Club and walked out because it was so self indulgent. There is no reason to learn slap and pop. You can be funky without it, just get the right equipment. Say no to slap and pop. Say yes to finger style playing.