I know I've seen threads on this subject - a lot of them- but I'm having a hard time finding them. So, I apologetically ask for a little guidance from my bass brethren. I'm mainly a rock and country player. Lately, I've been feeling pretty stagnant, and want to expand my knowledge. I hear these tasty funky jazzy lines, and I go 'I WANT TO PLAY LIKE THAT!!!' Where is the 'best' place for me to start? I also see some gig opportunities if I can expand my repertoire to include more 'feel good party music' that goes over well at festivals, music in the park type things, etc. I know it's a lot of ground to cover - that's why I'm at a loss as to where to even start, I didn't start listening to this stuff when I was a kid, like a lot of people seem to have, so it's not familiar territory for me. I literally went from "B-I-N-G-O" to "Van Halen/Scorpions/et al... FWIW - I'm also going to start taking lessons - my theory knowledge is good enough for what I do now, but I know it needs to be stronger for me to advance. I'm a busy guy with 3 kids, 2 bands, etc - so don't have hours to devote to practice, but I am going to try Any guidance - even a link to the threads I couldn't find - would be much appreciated!!!