I've been playing for about 3 weeks now. I've been going through the lessons on studybass.com. I've learned a little bit. I've also looked at Scott's bass lessons. There's only so much time in a given session I can devote to doing monotonous exercises without getting bored. Trying to play any of the songs I want to learn (from Tool) simply leads to frustration. The only song I can play at length is Otherside by RHCP, although I still don't have the bridge down. What should I be doing? I am looking into bass lessons around here, just trying to find the best place to go. Sometimes I find myself sitting my my room picking randomly at the strings because I don't know what I should be doing. What did you all do as a beginner? What should I be doing? Does it all click one day and you just find it easier to learn the songs you want?