So I've been "playing" upright for a few months now. I have years of experience on electric bass and I am musically educated - I know my chords, keys, rhythm, etc. I know how to transpose, I know my intervals, and all the bricks and mortar for Western music. I really want to get into blue/nugrass, because I love the music, and everyone around here plays it. So... For someone who has a musical background, but admittedly needs to work on his upright skills (40+" scale length... Yow!), where's a good place for me to start? Just look up some chords to songs and get used to laying down the R & 5 on 1 & 3? Pick up a "beginning bluegrass bass" book? Should I be running scales in different intervals like I do on EB? Currently, I'm mostly working on tightening my intonation and working through "essential elements" for double bass. I intended to keep on working through that, but I kinda want to through some grass into the mix. Also... How hardcore should I be driving in intonation? Currently, I can almost always get within 10 cents of a note when I just wing it (as in, my initial finger placement gets me in that range), and can adjust to within 5 cents of the note if I feel it's off. Will anyone notice if I'm (at worst) 5 cents flat or sharp? My own ear isn't that discerning (yet). Should I keep working on intonation until I can automatically and perfectly hit every note - regardless of how far I have to jump up/down/around the fingerboard - out of shear muscle memory? If anyone is familiar with the "essential elements" book, I'm spending about 30-60 minutes on EACH LESSON NUMBER (~4 bar phrases, very simple: G-G-D-_, A-A-E-_, G-F#-E-D, E-A-E-_, etc). Too much? Too little? Goldilocks? Any help would be appreciated!