Im right at 6 months with my bass now, I have been watching Utube clips , looking at Studybass.com. I have a ton of books . I attempt to play along to music. I am having a lot of fun. I am definitely better than I was 6 months ago. I can impress people who don't know any better. Im feeling a lot more comfortable on my bass. I know I will need lessons at some point my question is should I go a few more months doing what Im doing or should I go now ? Im 49 yrs old and am putting a lot of pressure on myself to learn a lot faster than if I were 20 yrs younger. My goal is at my 3 year mark I want to be pretty decent. I want to be good at slap and want to be able to hear a song and play it.