I searched and searched, and read and read, and still couldn't find anything really decisive. My first experience with music was piano (Gr. 12 Conservatory), then I went on to various other instruments (guitar, trumpet, violin) before finding my voice in the electric bass. I've never had any musical training except for the piano, which has given me a good foundation in theory, but as for technique, I've been very much on my own. Especially with bass, where there's so many different ways to play. Anchored thumb, floating thumb, pick, two-finger, three-finger, four-finger (no jokes please!), soft touch, heavy handed....the list goes on and on, with proponants of every style. I have tried to be flexible with my style, and generally find I use whichever technique will give me the sound in my head. I've been playing bass for about 13 years now, and the thing I've always had the most trouble with is playing fluidly. Naturally. I've seen some on this board call it tension, but thats only part of it. Any suggestions on improving toward a more fluid style? Apologies if this has been asked before. FF.