This is gonna sound goofy I realize but: I'm 62 and new to bass. I played guitar most all my life until close to 10 years ago when I quit music altogether and took a break. Bought a bass 3 weeks ago and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. So my question............. The 16th note thing. "What Is Hip". I'm improving but I can't quite do it anywhere near tempo UNLESS............late at night I toss back my usual nightcap. Couple shots of scotch nothing excessive and I pick up my bass and suddenly.........I can do it. Not completely up to recorded speed yet but pretty close. I can do it and it's cool and it sounds good. My question is: WHY? Can somebody help me understand the physics or whatever of why that would be? I never drank onstage back when I was playing guitar. Never. Hated how I played tipsy. After the gig sure. I'd have a little drink and relax. So why is it helpful now that I'm learning bass? I'm truly curious. It's a weird phenomenon.