This is my first post, but I've been lurking here for a while. Anyway, I've been playing bass since April, but I've really progressed as far as technique goes. Last week I had a lesson that a teacher from school offered. He's a guitar player, so bass isn't his primary instrument. But, he went to Berklee and knows music theory. The problem I had was that he seemed to think that the toughest part about learning bass is holding the rhythm, while knowing the notes and scales is the easiest part. For me, the easiest part is keeping the rhythm, but knowing which notes are appropriate and how everything fits together is the difficult part. Also, the things he taught me in the lesson were just basic (the pentatonic and the blues scales), and I think I could have learned them straight from a book. I know many people here have recommended taking lessons, but I can't really afford them, and I want to get the most out of them that I can. Should I continue with my teacher from school, or should I find a bass teacher, or what? Thanks.