I ordered my bass and it has yet to come, but I would like to start on some exercises and reading before it comes. Is there any exercises I can start now so Im not terribly out of shape with my forearms and wrists before it comes? I've heard the beginning pains can be pretty brutal. Also, is there any suggested books about the bass? I would like to learn all the music theory as it applies to the bass guitar, and maybe a good beginner book or two to get me started. Thanks.