Hey. I hope this fits into this forum. I was at the Minnesota State Fair yesterday, and I saw several bass players using what I call "Smooth/Very little hand movement". I hope you know what I'm talking about. It looks like they're hardly moving their hands, and there's all this FUNK coming out! My wife was with me, and I said,"look at his hands, what do you notice?" Her reply was, "it doesn't match up". I thought that was a pretty good observation from a non-musician. What I was trying to get at was, that some people seem to get this great sound, and at the same time it appears effortless. It drives me nuts! I told my wife that I can't play that way, and when she asked me why, I had to think about it. The answer I came up with was, that the type of music my band plays doesn't require it. I'm in a 50's, 60's, & 70's showband. I'm playing a lot of root - third - fifth most of the night. I guess what I'm wondering is, is this a technique that can be: A) learned? B) used in any genre of music? Thanks for reading, and any insight would be appreciated.