So here I am at 42 trying to learn new techniques, get rid of some bad habits, etc. After playing for 26 years and tons of gigs and recordings it can get a bit frustrating to try to learn how to play what i already know how to play! I can't explain the joy of sitting down and practicing correct fretting and plucking technique, not to mention correct slap & pop, double thumping, etc. At times it feels like relearning how to tie your shoes "properly" - Not that I'm complaining. (Insert bass hero here) has made me eager to get off my butt and take my playing to the "next level" - (maybe I'll even learn to read well - ), but some of the rest of you must feel my pain. Somehow, when i was a kid hours of practicing seemed more exciting, and it's not an age thing, i'm thinking it's a learning a brand new skill vs perfecting an existing skill that you already do well enough for people to pay to watch! If anyone has suggestions, wants to vent alongside me, chide me for being childish, or come together in solidarity with me, feel free.