I am just starting out learning the bass guitar. I have a Hal Leonard book I am starting with. I am also checking out studybass.com. However to break up the reading and note practice I want to learn some songs. I see a lot of suggestions "Oh just listen to the song and figure it out" but for me just starting out I have NO CLUE what notes are what by listening. I have also read a few posts that tabs are not the best way to go. Other than the actual accuracy of the transcription are there any downsides to tabs? I am currently working on Foolin' by Def Leppard and My Own Worst Enemy by Lit. I found out the tab I was using for the Lit song was WAY off when I checked it out in the Bass White Pages.