With barely two weeks left till a new year is born, I think it would be a good idea to talk about things we feel we need to work on to become better players. Sure, the path to becoming a great musician is long, but one year is enough time to cover a lot of ground. *Practicing my Upright. *Become proficient playing piano. No major achievements, just playing a melody on the right hand while comping chords with the left. *Fretless bass intonation will definitely be on the agenda, as well as improving my reading in sharp and flat keys. *2002 will be a major repertoire learning year. Thanks to all people who posted in my Jazz set list thread, I can (and will) focus on those tunes. *Left hand technique: I have noticed my ring finger and pinky are weak when compared to my index and middle fingers. In effect, I feel I'm only "Playing with half my hand", the other two fingers just acting as auxiliary fingers. Goal: "Play with my entire hand" *Right hand Technique: Refine my three-finger pizzicato and slapping. *Lastly, I feel that I have enough quality basses to know that I can't blame the quality of my playing on my equipment, so no bass purchases either. New amplification equipment is ok. If I want a fretted 4, I'll just pull me old Ibanez out of the Mothballs. (God help me on this one. Maybe we need a support group or something) So, anyone have any musical goals for 2002? if so, write them here.