Anyone else out there who has been playing another instrument for a while, and learned the double bass as a second (or third or fourth...) instrument? I'd love to hear about any experiences -- good, bad, interesting... I myself am a pianist -- I have played for 25 years (classical and jazz, though mostly jazz of late) , but I wanted to pick up the bass. I have just begun and I'm loving it. I imagine that beginning the bass is a bit different for someone who already knows how to sight read, play by ear, hear chords and play through changes, but doesn't have any of the physical technique at all. Any suggestions as to how I should go on my bass journey? Would a classical teacher be fine, even if I only want to play jazz? Or should I look specifically for a jazz teacher (which will be harder to find in my area).