So this might be a weird one, but whenever I play, my grandma keeps saying to me “put some emotion in to your playing”. She’s not a bass player, but I play harder in some parts, so as to accent my playing, and she says “Don’t play loud, just less methodical. Let your notes fall short (staccato, I guess) or ring out a bit more.” I’m doing all this, and and she still says there’s something lacking in my playing. I thought my feel and groove is okay. I guess you wouldn’t be able to tell without hearing me playing, but anyone hazard a guess at what she’s on about?