Is there such thing as too much practice? I absolutely love playing my bass guitar. I can't find the strength to put it down. Unless I want to get more songs to play. Would the type of songs help you be a better bassist. My favorite genres are blues, jazz, any form of rock (hard rock, punk rock, etc). I moved to Australia (didn't like it at all) and when I came back it was to late for me to sign up for the Jazz band that three of the members of the band I play in, attend. (Drummer, Electric Guitarist, Rhythm Guitarist) I took bass lessons and had a hard time reading the music because the book we used had tabs right below what I was supposed to play and it was really hard to stop looking at the tablature. My friend has done the same thing. I am taking bass lessons all over. When we practice together as a band, we play in the electric guitarist's garage. It's really big. It could possibly fit 3 to 4 cars. We have plenty of room and when the doors and windows are closed, no one complains about the loud sound. I used to practice in my room with tablature and sheet music all over the place. My bass guitar is still in Australia. I will get the bass guitar back in March and my amp two months from now. The electric guitarist has been playing the same amount as I have except for the 3 1/2 years we have been playing (me and him started the band) he has been taking lessons. He is in the jazz band. He usually plays technical music. I also think he is the best because he gets what he wants. I had to earn the money for my bass guitar. He has 3 guitars. Right now he has a $1800 gold Les Paul with a $1000 Mesa Boogie Amp. A crybaby, a lot of picks, a music stand, a tuner, a metronome, two more amps, three alligator guitar cases. I have a Crate amp and a Squire by Fender bass guitar. I'm currently saving up for a new bass. I have a metronome, a built-in tuner in my amp and a guitar case. I don't know how I should be playing with a pick. I learned how to use the two finger stroke and don't really like using that style. Sorry this was such a long message and was very time consuming.