My pastor recently let me borrow a bass because I told him I was interested in playing bass for the church band. So I have a beater bass and now I'm wondering where to start learning. I want to have a good understanding of the instrument and don't want to skip on the important things to learn to become a serious player on the bass. I know how to hold it and how to strum with my fingers and I'm wondering where to start to actually learn to play to be able to play in a band of any type. Any suggestions where to start?