Simple really....if you could travel back in time and speak with yourself when you were beginning bass, what would you say? It can be anything bass-related or music-related! Mine would be -Learn more by ear, not from tab. - Don't try and jump straight from playing bass to trying entire songs. I tried to play Muse off the bat and failed. - Wear your bass higher- I now suffer from wrist problems as a result of playing with a low-slung bass. Any more?