Ok, when i play and improvise anything, it always sounds the same. Always kinda pentatonic minor kind of bluesy, it sounds cool, but only to an extent. I'll say this up front, so if theres some people on here who will automatically look downward towards me, they dont need to read past this. I'm not great with musical theory, i know the very basics, but i learn great by ear. Here's a prime example played by urb_munki that just sounds great. http://www.munkio.com/music/Victor/Slap_Loop.mov Now if i attempted to make something like that up, i would be clueless. I can understand certain parts, except some of the faster runs. I don't want to steal his awesome playing, i just need some help to get me started creating my own I guess my question is, are there any distinctive scales that make up jazzier sounding basslines? I can learn from them and build off of that if someone could help me. I've been depressed about this in my playing for a long time, i've tried a teacher a while ago, but it was way too expensive for me, and it just didnt work out at all. ANYTHING will help in getting me started, i feel so primative and ignorant asking this but i had to ask. I love playing my bass as much as i can, but whenever i am reminded by myself that i always sound the same when i improvise, i just can't stand that anymore. Please, help me out here. My name is IHave5strings on AIM if anyone would be kind enough to talk to me on there, if you prefer. Thank you so much for reading this.