Firstly, I apologize if this is in the wrong place, I wasn't particularly sure where to post it. Now, I have been looking to learn to play bass for quite some time now. Personally, I find it to be much more interesting than guitar, and I think I'm finally ready to get off my ass and try and learn, but I had a few queries and I was thinking this would be the best place to ask. Is it difficult to self-teach? I was thinking of just buying a cheap second hand one, getting some music off the net, and just practicing the songs in my spare time. Is this a realistic goal, considering I've never really played an instrument properly before, and can't read music that well? Is being left handed much of a problem? I tried acoustic guitar a few years ago at school (I sucked), and I was left handed, and this posed a bit of a problem for my teacher. I had a few more things I wanted to ask, but I seem to have forgotten them now. =p I'll edit the post when I remember.