Aloha! I was practicing my bass the other night when I noticed that note for note, I was matching what I was playing with what I was hearing. It wasn't as smooth though (I make up my own words as I go along). By smooth I mean a nice connection between notes. "Timing" may be a better word, but the point is if I played and a profession played, you'd certainly know who was who. Can anyone give me some suggestions on smoothing out the music? Two more questions, both of which will seem as abstract as my first one. I've been trying to learn a song for a week and a half now, and all I've managed to get is 4 notes: D#-(up one 8va-D#)-(back to regular)A#-G#. Sorry about not using flats, but they totally screw me up... it's from my piano lessons as a child being all in sharps. Either way, I've used most if not all the tricks in my trick bad. I can't find anyone that knows the chords (which may not be a cure-all... next question goes into that). I don't really have enough notes to even try to figure what key it's in; I'm thinking maybe B major (B-C#-D#-E-F#-G#-A-b). I don't have enough to try to figure a pattern because those four notes are in the intro! Believe it or not, I am usually this methodical when trying to deciper a bass line. Anyone got any suggestions for this one? Last question, and this is even more abstract. My friend was playing the ukulele and I was on the bass. The chords for the first verse go like this: C Em F C F C G Am F C Em F C F C G Am F The bridge goes like this: F C Em F F G Am F C Em F C F C E7 Am F G C G C G C F C F C F C Dm7 G (I suppose if you have access to a piano, keyboard or guitar you could play these.) In the bridge, with the exception of Em, I can play the root of the chord and the chords and roots harmonize. In the verses and the bridge, though, with Em, I was forced to play G as opposed E. I can't figure the reason for this. E under Em didn't fit in in this song. In other songs, it fits. I checked hy homemade "bass book" and saw that Em was E-G-B, but neither E or B made the song "work". This is just one of those things that I'd like demystified. If you can help, and if those questions aren't too abstract, thanks!