At the moment, I have no desire to take lessons. I'd prefer to learn it alone for a while. Anyway! I'm at a loss, here; can anyone tell me where to start playing bass? I just got my new bass and amplifier yesterday, but all I've been doing is playing around with them, attempting to develop calluses. Another problem (which I'm sure is endemic in beginners, I hope) which annoys me is that my pinkie doesn't seem to be able to reach even 2 frets over from where my index finger can lay; it becomes very awkward and my pinkie seems to want to move into place with the other fingers. Let's just hope it passes.