Hello everybody, Just wanted to say I love this forum and the whole solo bass concept. I am a traditional bass player in a band but over the last year or so I have been working on solo bass. Been working on tapping and chord melody but have not had the pleasure of doing anything with looping yet. So imagine you are at home and some relatives come over and say something like "Oh, I understand you play bass, can you play some music for us?" Of course in this type of a situation traditional bass line music probably is not going to cut it - imagine playing a James Brown bass line in a situation like this, probably just wont work. A few years ago I was not even aware of solo bass and I actually thought of switching to keyboards because I have this desire to perform alone for people. Of course Michael and Steve and Jeff Berlin and others have made me rethink what is possible. One question I have a preference for tapping, chord melody, or looping, or all three? Also, how do you develop thumb and finger independence for thumb and finger plucking? There are some youtube videos for guitar on this but not for bass that I can see, but I imagine it is the same principle so okay to learn from guitar videos on this? Thanks.