Bought a Bass about a year ago having had no musical experience in my life what so ever. Plodded on with it for a while,found a teacher but did not really gel and only seemed to follow the path of instruction books. Carried on only to find my lack of knowledge slowing things down i.e, always looking everything up .....i mean every thing ! ..so much so that I digressed to an electric guitar in order to find out more about the whole guitar thing.. and music. I do not know how many others would have done this but it just seemed the right way to go.(however my finger strength seems to be holding me back on both instruments and lack of self rhythm) Now one year later every thing is fragmented there does not seem to be a lot of progress in any direction. I have not got to much time after work for practice and find the little amount of progress quite disappointing. Its not all disappointing I am enjoying/buying more music than ever before ........but wish i could make some kind of personal musical expression myself An example of Practice of late would be to practice some chords on electric guitar and then play along to a simple bass line on my bass. all in all though I wonder where some times it is going.