Im new here and pretty new to playing bass. I've checked out other newb threads but none of them really helped. I've been working with finger exercises and learning the frettboard but im overwhelmed elsewhere. My question is pretty much what key elements do I have to learn to become a successful bass player? What should I move to after memoriseing the frettboard? There is so much out there its so hard for a beginner to really get started. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.