I've been playing guitar for over 20 years, self-taught and recently picked up bass. I also play 5-string banjo and ukulele, and play everything by tab or by ear. I figured learning to read music would be a great way to tech myself to read music and give me a good foundation for learning to read music for other instruments. I'm using the Hal Leonard Bass Method by Ed Frienland. Love the book, but it's slow going and VERY humbling, especially when I could play most of this stuff very easily by ear or by using tab. But from this point on I am refusing to use tab and will be forcing myself to read from standard notation for everything! Anyone else in the same boat who has been playing for some time but never learned to read music until recently? If so, how has your progress been?