So I just got my very first double bass and now I need to start learning. I am in the process of looking for a teacher, and have been recommended to go to a monthly bluegrass club meeting where people have jam sessions, but I'm looking for suggestions on what I should start doing NOW at home. I guess first thing would be learning/memorizing all the notes in first position. I'm pretty sure I'll be playing these notes 95%+ of the time. But other than that what should I do? Should I just pick a couple songs that the rest of guys(guitarist, mandolin, banjo) are working on and start learning them? I feel pretty clueless here. Should I just get their songs, see what chords are played and just play I-V's the entire song? Is that TOO basic? Are some runs required? Will it sound bad if all I do is I-V? Just seems like that's the easiest/quickest way I can start playing with them.