So I'm learning how to read music and thus far i'm doing pretty good. With help from Benjamin Strange and girlybassplaya, I've gotten far enough in my studies that I was able to figure out the major, minor, and harmonic minor scales and transcribe them (as, you know, practice), and I've started trying to pick my way around the fingerboard using different techniques my instructor taught me in our first lesson for playing the major scales. Now, to my question: I'm looking for classical sheet music to play, and I found this solo written for double bass that I want to give a shot at, but there's no tempo listed. It's written in 3/4, and I'm cool with that, but I've no way of knowing how fast I'm supposed to play it. Is there a way to write tempo that's equivalent of writing "C" on the staff for common time that I just don't know to look for, or can I just play it as quickly or slowly as I want?