So I had a pretty big wakeup call the other day and realized that I've fallen for the same pitfall as so many other people and put too much time into technique and not enough into theory leaving me incapable of listing off how many sharps and flats are in each key without a fretboard in hand. SO. I want to rectify this. Quickly. Efficiently. I'm not saying I'm looking for a shortcut, but rather, a good way to help memorize which notes are sharp and flat in each key and do it in a way that I don't have to have my bass in front of me to do it (I feel if I learn it this way, being able to apply it to the bass will just come naturally). I've been getting by using my shapes, and by following them I've never played out of key, but I've realized it's simply not enough to continually play closed triads and fifths etc. I want to start getting into Jaco style chords, but figure I should start with the basics and that's learning the contents of each key. The shapes seem like a nice way to learn, but I want to start disassociating the frets from the shapes and thinking about it in a way that leaves runs up and down the neck a lot more viable.