Hello... My name is Dave and... I'm a NOn-Scale-o-holic... Hi, I thought I'd post here to see if you guys can share your knowledge with me and hopefully help me out in this little problem Im facing.... I've never had a single music lesson, Always played by ear, for a good few years now... And even though thats kept me happy up until now, Im meeting more and more bassplayers that never do that hunting around for the note thing... They always seem to know exactly what they are playing, and it seems they have it all worked out in their head before they do it... to me this sounds like whats missing for me, theory... And I've downloaded a bunch of stuff to see if I can get myself up to speed... but its Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring... I cant sit there playing scales and reading music theory for even half an hour before I get frustrated with it and start doodling around without any aim... any of you out there experienced this? how did you get around it?