Are there any recommendations for a beginner as far as an effective way to speed up my learning curve. I'm sure its different for everybody. I'm almost teaching myself, but I'm not sure If learning music on paper first is the way to go or if I should concentrate on trying to develop my ear and the music in my head, learning how to play what I listen to or imagine. I feel lost. I hope I'm making some kind of sense. What did some of you more experienced and accomplished bassist do to well round your Bass game?