Hey everyone, I am very pleased with the progress I have made with the bass in the past 7 months. I feel I am quite competent in a lot of areas, and am planning how to learn to read music soon. However I am having one slight problem. I have only in the last month and a half sat down with my cd player and tried to hear things. This might have been why progress in picking bass parts out of songs has been slow. I can pick the bass parts out in songs that have bass solos, and that are relatively easy. However I lack any ability to figure out a bass line on more than one in 5 songs (mostly punk). My question is, what is the best way to train my ear, by sitting in front of the cd player with my bass for an hour or two and playing the same song? Also how long does it take the average bass player to have a capable ear (where they can pick out moderately challenging stuff?) how should I improve my ear.