I just found this site while looking for info relevant to a beginner. I acquired a double bass recently and am very excited by the possibility of being able to actually make some sort of melodic sounds come out of it. I love music (all music) but I have'nt played music for 20 years (Tenor Sax). I'm looking to start with classical training and then progress to other genres. I haven't gotten a teacher/mentor yet. Anyway, hopefully this site will help me get out of the starting gate.