Hi all - could use some suggestions from players with more experience than me in working through etude material, be it Js Bach or other. I've recently added JS Bach for Bass to my practice routine, and have worked through other etude -type books before. What I am not sure is the best approach to tackling this material. Seems to me that there are several different levels, and I'd like some thoughts on the most effective approach: 1) Play through them enough times to be able to play them at a reasonable tempo, focusing on learning the most efficient fingerlings, but not neccessarily looking to master them, especially at increasing tempos. This might mean working on one etude for a week or so, for 15-20 minutes a day as part of overall practice session of an hour or so 2) Stick with it until fully mastered and can play all the way through at tempo without mistakes There's probably other variations of this, but the key question is att what level will I get the most benefit? I have no intention of taking these to performance level; mostly view them as great reading practice, good fingering studies, and fun to play! Any thoughts from players who have worked with this kind of material long-term - what's the best way to get the most from time spent?