What kind of things can I do to stay motivated and inspired to play bass and continue learning as much as I can? I just love picking up my bass and playing for hours. I want to learn new techniques, styles, etc. I want to study different music such as blues, jazz, etc. But I can never stay motivated or inspired to follow through. I have the right idea in mind, I just don't do it. It really gets me down because I know I want to but all that hard work intimidates me I guess. If I learn like one new riff in a book, I just play away with it, add some stuff to it and everything. This happens with me in everything I do in life. I never stay motivated enough. I don't have a lot of money so I can't go out and buy books constantly and everything. My favorite genres of music: Blues and Rock. I really love what I classify as classic rock: The Doors, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Ramones, the Rolling Stones, Iron Butterfly, the Strokes, and anyone with the classic rock kind of feel. My favorite band is the White Stripes.