I've been playing for about 6 months now and taking lessons. My lessons have been only about learning some songs, at my direction. Now that I've gotten a few songs and can play through a few all the way and feel confident in my technique I'm wondering what is the next step is towards becoming a "bassist" - taking that next step up from just learning to play songs and really getting know how to play the bass. I'm going to ask my instructor what he recommends but thought I'd toss this out there for some TB opinions on the subject. I have no knowledge of scales or music theory in general (some timing/reading music with the guitar) for the bass, no ear training, not able to read music etc. I have a lot to learn but what's a good next step from covering songs and developing as a true bass musician??