I've been grappling with a few questions this past week, and I thought all you TBers could give me some insight. I recently got a new teacher- studied music in college with URB and EB etc and he's really a sharp player and has taught me countless valuable things in a matter of months, I feel like I'm learning- bottom line, this guy can teach. The last lesson I had he asked to see my slap technique, and I showed it to him, and he strongly recommended that I change it. I won't really get into that, theres 150 slap technique threads. He also is forcing me to change a lot of things about my style of playing, moving me toward a softer touch and all that. And, I see his point about being able to play better with all these things. I just don't know if I really want to change the way I play bass. I have only really begun the path of bass playing (just five years so far) and I'd like to think I have developed something of my style, and I'm not entirely sure that I want to change it so drastically in the ways he suggests. Maybe I am just afraid of changing it and 'unlearning' the way I play now, but I can't help but think I really don't like the direction 'my' sound is moving. What do you people think?