In my 12 years of playing trombone through middle, high school and college It was always ingrained into me to make each note I played do something. Attacking a note then either a slight crescendo or decrescendo depending on what style of music it was. You know what? All those teachers were right! The music sounded so much more alive when I did that and when a whole ensemble does it it adds such extreme depth and color to music it's astounding what such a simple thing can add. To me this really makes a good muscian stand out from an average one. If you can make a whole note sound interesting at 60bpm you're obviously doing something right. How can I translate this into my bass playing? I know I can give a stronger attack, but not too extreme of a attack. Which is being quite the challange for me to learn. I really can't find a way outside of a volume pedal to add crescendo's in there, decrescendo's on the other hand are natural due to physics of the instrument. Are there any more advanced techniques to really make the notes you play do more musically?