Hi I've been learning to play walking bass recently and for a while I was looking a lot at scales and things and also this method where you learn lots of modules etc. Anyway, the **** has hit the fan and I've got to audition for an amateur jazz band next week, so I've started to just play along with the backing tracks without thinking about anything, and I've found that my playing has got much much better when I don't think at all about theory or anything. I've found that that for some tunes (where I know the actual tune especially - quite difficult on some recordings because they never play the actual tune a lot of the time), it's best if I just listen a lot to the song; and then hum the bass as I walk along, even if I'm not listening to it say if I'm just walking down the street. The thing is I can play along great and do all the stuff I want like chromatic turns to the next chord and hitting the fifth or third instead of root and all that, but I'm not aware of what chord I'm playing I just know the interval. My question is - is this good enough or do I have to know how to know what I'm playing and think of theory while I play? I don't know if I've got time in my head to imagine the note AND think of the theory. Do other people do both these things?