Hi all, I have some questions about learning the bass. Essentially, I'm looking to find the right method for me. I'm actually a decent drummer, I also compose music, knowing a few chords on the guitar and piano.but my real love is the bass. Jamerson, Palladino, Norman Watt-Roy, Bernard Edwards, these are my heroes. I've played bass in the past, but really only learned a song at a time. My issue is that I've never had any kind of fluidity on bass. Without counting up I can't tell you the name of any note I'm playing. I dont know any scales, and I can really only play the simplist riffs by ear. I want to learn. But, here's my issue. Where to start? Do I need to know by sight where every note is on my fretboard? Is initially knowing the notes really important? Ideally, I'd just like to listen to a song and just know by ear where the notes are on the fretboard, to play along. I'm not that bothered about knowing what those notes are. For instance., tonight I put on an old soul track, I found the root, made up a new bassline for it, and played along, but doing a roll, I came unstuck. My playing just comes to a sorry end. I'll play the wrong notes, or maybe the odd right one if lucky. My aim is to be able to play along, do a roll, and know where to go on the chord changes. Help!