I was wondering what the real world of a freelance or session bassist is like. Im 16 and i've been playing the bass about a year and it has become my goal to be a professional bassist. My bass teacher told me i have to learn the DoubleBass, and im planing on starting that over the summer. My real question is, what kind of things should i know to survive some gigs? Im starting to learn how to sightread and play over a few chords, but it would help to know what my overall goal is. Any suggestions on things to work towards?