Hi. Though I am a new member, I am really happy that I found this site, and it gave a lot of information to me. So, I though I could ask something that is troubling me (a littl,e not too much ) I am a new player. I got my first bass last december (December 1st, I will never forget that ) I took some theory lessons before also. Then I started taking lessons one-on-one with a teacher around February. I took lessons once a week until the summer, by then I went on vacation. I came back in August and returned to lessons. Now to the point. I learned how to do jazz walks, play different grooves from different genres by a book given to me by my teacher. I than learned slapping/popping at the beginning of the summer from my teacher. I tried to learn tapping from a video, and could do it with a little effort. I play with three fingers (did not learn this from my teacher, but through the video of John Myung). The most technically challenging song I can play is HOme from Dream Theater. I try to practice every day. My friends (whose opinions about music I really appreciate) say I have come a long way, on a short time. Now I just want to know, where am I? Am I a beginner still? I know I am not a pro, but still... I am kind of tired of humbly describing myslef as a beginner So what is your opinion about me? I will ask this question to my teacher but he fell ill this week and we couldn't make a lesson. Thanks for your opinions.