Hi Guys, It's beginning to dawn on me that I may have bitten off a little more than I can chew. I work a normal 9-5 job and I hope to get my Bass Grade 4 and Piano Grade 2 this Summer. I do a genuine 1-2 hours a day study each day. Yesterday happened for be about 2.5 hours whereas other days could be less. I have not spent much time transcribing because I prefer to keep my hands in shape (maybe this is not time well spent at all). My bass practice regime is typically 15 mins scales (not musical scales ... I need to make them more musical) and then I try chart reading, jamming with a CD or trying to write a solo for a given chord progression. My piano practice is quite primitive right now; I spend most of my practice time learning simple Bach tunes or the tunes on my Grade 2 course. I spend little to no time on scales. My question is this: Does anyone have any thoughts on how I could combine my practice regimes so that they complement each other instead of feeling like two separate practice regimes? I would particularly like to start working on transcribing. Any thoughts at all would be welcome ... All the best !! Rob.