I have come to realize that I am a master at the art of self distraction. Over time I have become very good at derailing myself from accomplishing my goals. It’s become a common scenario, I start something, a new practice routine, a new technique, ear training, etc. State clear goals and have good intentions, then somewhere down the line, for various reasons, I convince myself to change course. 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. 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. Obviously this is great! All my time in the shed is finally starting to pay off. So, what do I do? Ride the wave as far as I can? No, I convince myself that now is the time to make the switch to 5 string.