hello all... fairly new bassist here (less than 2 yrs exp.). I have never taken lessons. I am becoming quite a pattern player (know how to play songs but have little clue what notes they are). I feel like I should know the fretboard by now. so here are my questions: what is the best way to learn all the notes on the fretboard? in other words, I want to be able to put my finger on the xxxx fret on the xxx string and know exactly what that note is. for those of you out there who know the fretboard, how long did it take you to learn the notes and "memorize" where everything is... any suggestions would be much appreciated. thanks!