I am new here and I bet these questions have been done to death! I have decided that after owning one for more than 10 years I am finally going to learn how to play it. I need some pointers for a beginner. How do you tune? How do you learn? Do you start with other songs (which I really don't want to but will) What are some beginner exercises to get fast fingers. What are some beginner exercises to get fast fingers. Any other pointers and tips are welcome too. And just for entertainment Who is your favorite bass blayers Mine: Jaco, Billy Sheehan, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool.