I have recently bought a Squire Precision Bass and Watson amp. I've been playing every other day or so for the past two weeks, and I'm at the stage where I'm just trying to learn the notes on the neck by heart, and play these at random. I've also been able to stumble through a couple of Blues bass lines. My problem at present is the size of my fingers..!!! Is there a hard and fast rule for finding the various notes?, as I find I am unable to stretch my fingers far enough, which can be a little frustrating. I know this will improve in time, but does anyone know of any exercises that can help with dexterity. Also, if anyone knows of any books or videos available in the UK. Finally, I must say that I've waited around 15 years to start playing bass, and at the age of 31 I've finally gotten round to it. I've rarely been so happy!!