Well I've been playing Bass for a little over 2 months now and I do believe I've come a far way, however I think I need to start getting organized in my practice methods. Unfourtunetly, I won't be able to get a teacher until around June, so I would appreciate if you could give me some opinions/add to this lesson plan. I currently do not have a job and I'm a Junior in highschool, so I have quite a few hours of free time afterschool (homework only takes me like two hours usually so I have plenty of time to practice). I'm dedicated to playing but I just feel like I need to have some instructions to get better. So heres what I have: 1) Four finger accuracy (~20minutes w/ metronome) This is a lesson I picked up off of activebass that is a sequence of exercises where you play the notes in a series and change it each time. Its kind of hard to explain, so just think of it as time spent on accuracy and concentrating on playing with as little tension as possible (something I need to work on). 2) Learning the neck (20-30minutes w/ metronome) Playing various patterns while naming the note played. I want to know what every note is on the fretboard. I know a good deal already however I hope with this practice I will be able to find notes as easy as possible. 3) Theory Application (No real time, ~30 minutes maybe?) This is spent learning and applying musical theory to the bass. I have done some studying on such things as the theory I found on this website however this time is spent appyling it to the bass and getting a full knowledge of it all. This is also spent reading Musical intonation. 4) Scales + Accuracy (~30minutes w/ metronome or Drumb Beat) This is spent practicing various scales and other exercises. I'll use Drum beats more often to add some rythm to the scales. 5) Song practice For practicing songs I know, this I'll probably do last as its the fun part lol. No real limit or anything, just play some songs as best as I can to help get better of course. 6) New songs I hope to learn atleast 3 new songs a week, nothing special to be said here. 7) Slapping and Popping (~20 minutes w/ Metronome) This is prettymuch #1 and #4 except done with Slapping and Popping (once this blister heals on my thumb ><). 8) Music Study This is similar to practicing songs in its just easy stuff. This is spent really listening to songs and the bass to dig down and understand the bass. This Im going to do with both bands Im familiar with and not, as I hope to really expand my tastes. People like Geddy Lee is a good example of who I want to study. Yeah so long read lol This probably seems somewhat funny to some of the more advanced players however Im still a new and I want to learn the best I can so please give me your opinions! I'll be starting up this new practice lesson tommorrow and sticking to it (with the exception of any new ideas/changes). Thanks.