Hi Everyone, I found a great book for Fingerstyle Funk. In this book it has styles from Alphonso Johnson, Jaco, Jerry Jermont, James Jamerson, etc. Yesterday, I learned an Alphonso Johnson line Okay, I have a couple questions. I can read rhythm notation pretty good (however still learning how to read notes) My problem is when I count ALOUD, tap my foot and play my bass with a metronome rhythm count get's messed up... Eventually at SLOW pace I am able to count and play slowly, but it wasn't until I heard the example on the CD when I really started to groove. Quesition #1 Does it get easier (with practice) to count funk rhythm while playing bass or is it just better to just listen to the example? Either way I learned my first funk vamp and now I am convinced I am groove a master now JOKING Question #2 Being that I am new at playing bass when I learn different vamps and stuff is it best to play them in different keys? Also, when learning lines is it best to make a up a chord progression using the same rhythmic funk lines? If anyone can answer my two question I would much appreciate it.... Thanks Greekbassist!