Alright, I'm new to bass and new to these forums so let me summarize for you my whole situation: I am 17, today is the first day I have ever played bass, I can kinda play the intro to Guerrila Radio and Californiacation, I want to learn more... Four things I've learned: 1. I suck 2. Bass makes your fingers hurt like a bitch 3. My hands seem to be un-coordinated with eachother 4. 17 year olds can still cry from physical pain Four things I want to learn: 1. How to position my hands 2. How to make my weakass fingers stronger 3. How to actually play 4. What is my purpose on this earth I don't expect anyone to answer the fourth, unless you're some astral being, but I would like to know a lot more about this crazy instrument.