I just started playing the bass a little over a year ago, and it is something I intend to do thru retirement (soon I hope). I would like to start off by saying how much help this forum has been for a beginner, I dont know if you posters realize just how much and how valuable your advice is, a sincere thanks. Now my question or concern. I realize that up to this point I can play a few songs (a little over 20) but thats it. I feel like I can play SONGS not play the BASS. I am starting to delve more into music theory. Do any of you guys have any suggestions about where I should look to become more of a bass player? I am an avid reader and my music book library is growing, over 40 books now, so any books you think might be helpful please let me know.