I played my first public performance on bass this past weekend and it went...pretty well. A few miss-guided notes here and there, but all in all, not too bad. I played bass at my church's annual youth musical at 3 services last weekend. I've been teaching a couple of young drummers the past few years and they were able to play the whole show on drums freeing me up to go for it on bass. It was a gas! I even wrote some bass lines for a couple of songs using some "theory" (thanks to jazzbo's article and the Libster web site that I found out about here). This site has been a wealth of information for me. I almost feel like I can join in some of the conversations now that I've got some performances under my belt (almost, but not quite). Thanks all for the great info and encouragement.