Hello, folks! I've been reading the "Talent Code" thread (an excellent one, btw, check it out. http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f31/talent-code-concepts-related-990274/ ) I'm relying extensively (if not uniquely) on muscle memory when I play. So i have problems that, IMO, come from there: - Hard to break out of learned line (adding substracting/substituting notes is difficult, and it throws me off from the groove) - Songs take an eternity (and two of three days more) to learn - Impossible to cram much learning in shorter period - Improvising often sounds the same over and over, even though I try to play differently - Hard time transposing and using different fingerings - Difficult to correct/modify the line once it is learned Did you have the same problem and what did you do about it? Thanks. PS: As for my background, I've playing electric bass for roughly 2 years, mostly pop, some rock, a bit of reggae TL;DR: How to let play the head instead of fingers?