One problem I am facing at the moment is how to integrate new technique into your playing when you are playing with a band/gigging regularly. For example, I have started working on Gary Willis' floating thumb technique. It still feels very foreign, and I cant play anywhere near as good with it yet as without. So when I play with the band, I have to use my regular technique. I feel like this just reinforces what I would hope will become my "old" technique. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to get my new technique up to scratch in private before using it with the band. Which is the long way to do it. I know, I know, the long way is often the only way etc, but does anyone have any suggestions?