Hey, this is worth a shot. I'm playing bass for over 10 years and with all due humility, I'm pretty damn good. I'm being held back however from earning my living at the bass by my lack of being able to read. I've tried countless times with books (I have about 16), I've commited myself to practice and study schedules(and failed miserably), I tried a couple of teachers. I just get so pathetically bored and frustrated - and then I give up again. Part of my problem is that at an early age I learned to read the treble cleff, and I have some sort of mental block I can't seem to get past. I probably sound like a lazy slob, but I'm not - I practice and play a lot. I'm starting to think I have some sort of music notation anxiety (like people have math anxiety) and it's a hopeless situation. I'm not a quitter though.... I will strive till I succeed. Damn it! Any help???? Suggestions???? Similar experiences???? A way to trick myself into learning????