Hi all, Thanks for the great feedback thus far on this site. I have decided to go down the route and take some music lessons. I received a gift certificate for 4 free lessons with a teacher who is formally trained and comes reccommended. I am familiar with notes on the fretboard, major scales, how to run chords into one another and can play a country song for the most part with chord sheets given or by ear. I have played in public and it was a success! This question should rightfully be asked to the instructor ... My question is: Where do I start? I've decided to go the route of music lessons because it is recommended as a beginneer and I've sort of hit a brick wall with regards to self-teaching myself. I would like to become a better bass player, with emphasis on proper techniques, etc. I do not want someone to say "Well what do you want to learn today?" I'm also hoping this one can take me outside of country and rock that I usually listen to. I thought that maybe I should approach this teacher as a brand new student and take it all from stratch. I'm afraid that if I start from where I am (which is not far), there may be many building blocks that may be skipped unknowingly and that I might be a bit cocky and show off for lack of better words. What have been your experiences or what are your suggestions in this instance? I throughly love the bass and I want to excel at it. Cheers! Have a safe weekend!