So, a few weeks ago I went to my very first bass guitar lesson. I told the instructor that I used to play the piano (over 30 years ago) and the trumpet/trombone (over 20 yrs ago), but I have never really played any plucked string instruments. He starts out by pulling out a tab version of War's biggest hit (Low Rider) and starts playing the piece so I can hear how 'easy' it was. Now I just told him that I hever have played bass and needed some instruction on technique. So, I tried to play Low Rider but (obviously) I cannot keep up with him. On top of that, he continuously bashed my instrument for being less than $1000 (for a first bass? yeah, right...), which pissed me off. Is this a standard way to teach a new bassist or is the instructor doing exactly what needs to be done? What is the 'best' method for teaching bass to a newb?