Hi, so I really want to learn bass guitar and don't know if I should self-teach myself with instructional books/DVD's or get lessons. Considering an instructional book and a 30-minute lesson from an actual instructor is the same cost, which would be more cost efficient? I think that if I self-teach myself I could get some good practice, but a teacher would set my good habits right from the start. Also which method would keep my motivation to play stronger? If anyone would like to share how they started I'd love to hear.