I'm 42, getting my bass tomorrow.no excuse as to why I waited this long. My brother is going to teach me, as he knows how to play everything in existence. I know how to read music, as I played tuba , trombone, baritone, and valve trombone in high school. We want to start our own band, and carry on a musical legacy that includes an oak ridge boy, a writer of a famous rockin' Christmas song, and my own mandolin playing grandad. Any pointers for a beginner? And thanks for any replies.