Previously I have played classical music on the piano, until I had enough qualifications to put on college applications. On a Wednesday night meeting, I joined my Youth Worship Band in my small church that I attend, and they needed a bassist. So that's how I started to pick up the bass guitar. I used the church bass, as no one was using it after the previous bassist stopped playing for a while. I am going to get my first bass soon, from a guy off Craigslist and I will look forward to joining you guys on Talkbass.