Hey I just made a discovery in the last couple weeks: Take the commitment to spend as much free time as is possible playing the bass and you will get much better very fast. This is not a test, why are you sitting in your seat now? If you love playing music, then go play music! Why spend hours skimming through the forums (I do it to) when you could be doing what you love? Are we that dependent on technology? Good luck and enjoy your new talent!