I have come to realize that I am a master at the art of self distraction. Â Over time I have become very good at derailing myself from accomplishing my goals. Â It’s become a common scenario, I start something, a new practice routine, a new technique, ear training, etc. Â State clear goals and have good intentions, then somewhere down the line, for various reasons, I convince myself to change course. Â Case in point, I have recently been feeling that I am in one of those growth periods when it comes to learning music and playing bass. Â Theory concepts are really starting to make sense to me, my playing has improved, and my bass is really starting to feel like a part of me, an extension of myself if you will. Â Obviously this is great! Â All my time in the shed is finally starting to pay off. Â So, what do I do? Â Ride the wave as far as I can? Â No, I convince myself that now is the time to make the switch to 5 string.