It's time for me to start getting with the program. I am just starting to play the Bass. I have spent the last three months doing finger exercises (permutations etc. I didn't want to start lessons stark naked). The problem is I need to know how to structure my practice time. I have a formal education in piano and it is nothing for me to sit down and spend 4 or 5 hours practicing and i'm not about to give that up there is too much Chopin out there for me to learn. I think I could put 1 1/2 hours a day into it but need to know the best way to structure it from some of the instructors out there. Reading tabs is not an option for me, I want to sit in front of a piece of music and play it from notation just like I do with the piano.