My instructor mainly plays guitar. He can play bass, but his main instrument is guitar, so I'm learning to be a bassist from a guitarist. I think this helps me and hinders me at the same time. Some of the things he teaches me to do don't really fit in well with my style of playing sometimes, but I am learning a lot of things that I don't think I would have learned otherwise. I don't think many other teachers would have started teaching their student how to play chords on the bass this early, or how to right-hand tap like Van Halen. I think I'm developing my own type of style just from this. But maybe I'm just retarded and don't realize that a lot of other people have this same advantage and I'm just over-reacting. What do you guys think?