I came to the conclusion that AT BEST I am probably a C- grade singer. In fact I believe with hard work the best I could get to is an average or slightly above average singing to incorporate into my solo bass playing. I got disappointed when this truth hit me finally. I have heard really good singers (A+ to B+ range) and there is such a world of difference between these singers and the average level which is about the best I could hope to attain. What makes me feel better is watching guys like Michael, Steve, Stu Hamm, Victor Wooten, Jeff Berlin and many others who play solo bass without singing and they sound FANTASTIC!. So I decided that the energy I would put into singing would be better placed into making the bass alone sound musical and fantastic. I have been working hard on the Stu Hamm tapping song "Te Extraneo" and it is starting to come together with the syncopated rhythms with right and left hand tapping. I guess my point is that even though I was already very inspired by the bass players listed above now I am even more inspired by them because I see it as a realty that with hard work I can sound good playing solo bass without the singing included in it. Way off topic here but how do you solo bass players deal with stage fright? For me there is more stage fright playing alone vs. playing in a band since all the focus is on you. Thanks much.