Ok, I am picking up the bass after a couple years off and limited knowledge even then. My two good friends are amazing guitarists and I mean amazing. I want to beable to play with them. I can play a few songs intro's mainly... ska and punk... But I think they think I might be a little betetr than I am, I am trying to learn fast so I can get in on the band before they find a replacement. Where should I start? My main concers 1) how do you practice hitting the propper fret on the proper string without looking at the fretboard.(left hand speed/acuracy) 2) whats the first part of music theory I should learn for the basics to start leatrning the rest... I learnt the C major scale, but I dont quite understand what it means, and how it ties into theory. other than it is all the notes and the next octave 3)learn to keep time so I can play with them, not to fast or to slow. I have a feeling While i start playing with them I will be playing simple rythem. 4-8 beats then move on to the next note or whichever. Any help greatly appreciated. I want to improve quick and I am willing to devote good time to learning... I am just so sick of only playing intro tabs to songs.