How i got here: I have been a guitarist for 22 years. Two months ago I auditioned on bass for a power pop cover band on a lark, and got the gig. I registered here and bought a bass amp based on Amp forum recommendations. I'm holding my own, but I'm also getting to the point where I need technique instruction. I went back to an old guitar teacher and have taken two lessons so far. The purpose of the lessons was to start out with some transcribing help, and then to wean me off of a pick. But the band needs vocal harmonizing coaching, and I don't have the money for two types of lessons this Fall. So we'll only get through the transcriptions before I have to stop and switch gears for a while. Yesterday, I ordered the Complete Bass Method for $15 on Amazon to keep from stagnating. It should arrive later this week. The purpose of this thread will be for me to post clips of each exercise and take constructive criticism for all those who are willing to give it. I'll post public links from either Dropbox or Soundcloud. I haven't decided yet. Essentially, I'm publicly shaming myself so I stick to it. If anybody would like to start the book with me, this is the thread to do it in.