I've had my bass for about 8-10 months, not sure, but I just recently got my amp. I can't play anything by ear, I don't know what an 8th note is or how to change my strings. I'm probably going to sink some cash into some lessons now or then, but do you guys have any advice? What to practice? Latley I've just been trying to play along to songs I like I really want to join a band, any band. I don't know how to go about doing that, and then I'd be kind of emberassed to go and do whatever I'd have to do to join the band. Because I really can't play very well Any books I should buy, or any advice at all?