Hi my name is pedro bandeira and i live in london i have been playing bass for 3 years now and i am going to college this year and i want some advice because i want to do somethings before i go to college. I not the best bass player ever but for now im learning and doing the best i can i mastered some things but i still have much to learn lol i used to play in a church and i already had the honor of playing with three time latin grammy award winner aline barros. the first thing i need help on is equipment at this moment i have very crappy equipment and i have been saving up for a long time to buy equipment to make a home studio to give me a head start in the music world i this is my list of things that i will buy in the next 4 months and i want to know if there is anything that i could add fender jazz bass musicman stingray boss gt10b with volume pedal a cheap acoustic bass like a ashdown a fender fretless bass a electric double bass leather strap Extras a fender squire guitar a midi keyboard probably a yamaha kx49 or kx61 a midi interface studio headphones good sound system a imac 24inch platinum leads a macbook for college acoustic guitar a multi effects pedal for my future fender squire tell me if im forgetting anything important aswell kk the next part is because im very newbish is what programs are good to get for a home studio and for someone who wants to make music and develop their skills with music tech and etc websites that can help me learn guitar and keyboard better will be good aswell i want to learn those two so that i can make some cool tracks lol and its obrigational in my college. and the last request is i practice about 6 hours a day or more and i want some advice what are good things to practice to become better and better and i mean anything that i can practice be it slap tap any style and i also have a question about slap is it wrong to slap with my hands open??? and if yes then why do some pro bass players do it?? well thats about it guys i hope you guys can help me with these questions because im gonna start doing music college now and i feel hopeless sometimes as if im gonna fail and but i know that with good advice from awesome people i can make it i guess well any other advice you guys can give me will be highly appreciated. one last question is when i learn music theory should i learn just bass clef or should i learn treble clef?? lol i ask to many questions. i also forgot to ask earlier if a mixer is necessary or should i just plug it in straight into the midi interface and edit the sound with guitar rig and pedals and etc.