So, how exactly does one get better at playing bass?

I get that practice makes perfect, but the thing is, I don't really know how to practice.

So how should I go about improving my bass playing skills?
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Practice the things you are least comfortable with

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scales.. finger exercises ?

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Good to see you took my advice and moved this from MT.

Run through scales in various intervals. There is a guide in lessons for running in thirds.

Do that with a metronome.
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I can write a coherent tune ... But 3/4? I play rock, not polka.