Because I learned the treble clef early in life, and because I fried my brain on various chemicals later in life (which I haven't done in many years), I can't seem to hold onto the note values in the bass clef. It's incredibly frustrating and I give up pretty quickly just about every time I commit to finally getting it down. Gonna try something new. Since I sit around all day at work I'm going to take music books with me and pencil in every note, every day, for the rest of the week. I wonder if this'll make it stick? Not sure why I'm posting this. My cat had me up all night cuz he's a pain in the ass. That's why. I can't think clearly. I just said Tony Levin stole something from me in another thread too, for no reason. I don't want to go to work. I want to stay home and play my new bongo. Anyone else have any other ways of practicing bass when you don't have a bass around. Yeah I know bass player did an article on that once but I don't remember it.