Hey there everybody. I've always had a deep love for everything bass guitar. I used to play a little in high school a few years ago before I picked up drums and took that to University. Unfortunately my living conditions don't accommodate a drum set so I've decided to pick up bass once again. I have pretty basic sight reading skills (I haven't read written music for about 4-5 years, but I'm pretty sure I can pick it up quickly) and very elementary theory skills. I have always planned on taking my drumming to the ships, but since that isn't an option anymore, I plan to head there with my bass guitar in hand. Do you think it would be possible to get a good enough grip on the instrument in a years time to start applying? How should I start? Should I begin trying to make walking bass lines right off the bat or focus more on techniques such as slapping?