Originally Posted by Deedeevicious
How do I go about teaching him? What is the first thing I should teach him? Any advice or help is appreciated.
Thanks! I think this might be the best thing I will ever do in my life. This kid has more musical talent in his finger than I have in my entire body.
I'm just learning the bass and I found this site to be incredibly helpful: studybass.com
I've played guitar forever, and similar to you, had little to no music theory knowledge. I've learned a lot from this site about bass playing and music theory, and it explains it in a very user friendly way.
So to answer your question, go to that site and look through the lessons and then teach that boy. I have a feeling that boy is gonna love the bass even more considering def people hear those low notes very well. So go to that site, learn, and teach and have a lot of positive karma come back your way my friend.