Hi Jeff. I have a couple of questions and I'd be glad if you'll take your time to answer them. The advice you gave me a month ago or so, about subdivision worked and is still working out GREAT for me. My teacher says that my timing is now ten times better than it was just a month ago. Thank you! The first question, I've just ordered the "Chord studies for electric bass" book (I couldn't get a hold on the trombone edition but I read that the bass edition is the same, except for some fingerings in C major). I'm really looking forward to dig in to it. It should be in my mail box monday morning. My first questions: How many hours a day do you think it'll be beneficial for me to pratice from it each day? I'm ready to do the work, but I don't want to practice 3 hours, if one hour is "enough". I'm not trying to jump cornes, but I don't want to "waste" my time either. I practice around five hours each day and I'm also trying to improve my ear a lot by transcribing solos etc. There's so much work to be done and I'm trying to balance the things I'm working on so I get the most out of each exercise each day. I mean how much can I get out of the book per day? My second question: How do you practice for a gig? In this thread you've talked about the difference between praticing and performing. How do I go about practicing for a performance? I hope you have time to answer my questions. Thanks in advance. I apologize for my poor English, I'm not a native speaker.