Okay here is my dilemma: It seems to me that my overall approach to the electric bass has changed significantly since I've been studying theory. Before I even knew what the underlying mathematics were to my playing I seemed to be, for lack of a better word, happier. Now it seems as though I'm overanalyzing everything and instead of just playing (what I think) sounds good over a certain chord and progression, I'm thinking too hard about how I can mathematically manipulate everything to the nth degree. Now don't get me wrong, I have always been and will always be a strong advocate and proponent of learning theory and applying it to the bass. However, it seems I'm in a constant quagmire over the mental approach and the "spiritual" approach. Does anyone else understand this situation? I certainly am glad I'm a student of theory because I believe it's a tremendously pertinent foundation for one's musicianship. Does it just take a certain amount of time for everything to sink in before one can apply theory without thought? Thank you.