Basically, I feel stuck in a rut as far as my bass playing goes. I appeal to all of you to help me find a spark. I've been playing for 2 years, have a decent-ish understanding of theory, decent finger speed and accuracy, all that stuff. I can tap a bit, slap is a no, blahdeblahdebla I think my main problem is connecting all my various riffs I write in a manner that is actually a song, and sometimes I'm too thrashy and pay no attention to melody. So I churn out a cool riff but don't know where to go from there. So, any and all advice for practice habits, altered scales, chord positions, whatever you think would be helpful is welcome.