I have been lurking in the forum for about 2 months now and finally decided to ask for some help. Im a long time tuba player, and have always wanted to round out my repertoire with the bass. I used the forum to buy my first bass and amp, and cant wait to begin. I need help with very basic instruction. Any recommendations on a good VERY basic book/DVD on beginning technique? Something that would include hand positioning, string muting, and left hand technique? I read music and chord progressions very well, but need instruction on translating that to the instrument. Searching the net, there are hundreds of options. Thanks in advance for the help.