I've been playing bass for about 5 months now, although I have been playing other instruments for about 40 years. I would like to get serious about getting "good" at the bass. I have been running through (at a slow pace), to work on my reading Standing in the shadows of Motown. I am finding it very difficult to understand how to learn these bass lines. My question is there a pattern to Jamersons's lines? I mean this man liked his drink quite a bit, especial toward the end of his life. Do I just chalk it up to his genius or am I missing something?