Basically, I rented a nice bass. I've played electric bass, can read music, know my notes all relatively well, but always room for improvement. My question is that my lessons don't start until monday and I have this beautiful instrument staring at me with 2 days off. What can I do until my lessons to learn and prepare? Like reading a couple chapters ahead in a book. The other issue is that I'll only be in the area for 1 month and then I have to go back home where it's very difficult to find instruction. So I'm trying to get as much as I can from this.