ok I've searched this and Im not findin what I want so here it goes last year I played trombone fro my jazz band. It was all good, I really wanted to play bass, but at the time I couldnt read sheet music so I was not up to it (Ive learned it now though ) So anyways, our bassist was rather flaky and quit, so I tried out and made the cut as the bassist. I was the only one who could play walking lines, read sheet music, and keep a rock, jazz, and funk beat (slap as well) My band teacher was really impressed by my slapping, becasue the bassist before me always refused to try it. He wants me to play like that for funk, and do some soloing....... Here lies the problem. As much as I can keep a groove down and do some cool slap stuff, I cannot seem to write a good slap solo. It always turns out being to slow and boring, or it turns into a line that I wrote before So what Im asking: How do you write a fun slap solo, that doesnt sound half bad? im sure that I can get away from soloing but Id like to express my skill thanks--- Im so excited for school to start so that I can play bass, Ive wanted this for a long time!! wish me luck!