I have decided that after owning one for more than 10 years I am finally going to learn how to play it. I need some pointers for a beginner. How do you tune? How do you learn? Do you start with other songs (which I really don't want to but will) What are some beginner exercises to get fast fingers. What are some beginner exercises to get fast fingers. Any other pointers and tips are welcome too. I thought about lessons but really can't afford them at the moment. Plus I took lessons when I was around 14 (I am 29 now) and all I really learned was how to read tab. I am pretty leary of teachers because of that. And just for ****s and giggles Who is your favorite bass Players Mine: Jaco, Billy Sheehan, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool.