Help. I'll admit, I'm a plank player, a child of the rock n roll generation. I ask this question here because nobody else on the BG forum seems to have ever played in 3/6/ or 9 either. I'm playing BG at church, and a ton of hymns are in 3, 6 or 9. I'm having trouble counting in odd meters. Oh, all the beats are there, but I end up lapsing from 3/4 into 4/4-2/4, etc.. The feel changes. I have a metronome. I'm practicing with it, it helps but what I want to know is - are there any secrets to practicing odd meters? With even meters - if I'm having a lot of trouble with a piece, sometime's I'll walk it (I mean, pick up feet and shift weight so that if you get off, you fall down flat on the floor - not a traditional "walking" bass line.) But this doesn't work (for me) with odd meters - in fact it tends to make things worse. I don't dance, and certainly can't waltz (how do you waltz with a bass anyway?) Are there any secrets or tricks to make my practicing more effective?