Practical tips to get you up and playing the fretted bass as soon as possible, with an easy pace that will keep you engaged and won't leave you behind. There's no need to play complicated scales right away. You'll find a straightforward narrative that connects the dots (no quantum leaps), and plenty of song examples from popular music that you'll recognize. I present just enough theory to affirm that you know what you're doing, using tablature and fretboard diagrams for expeditious learning. And if you get bogged down, just skip ahead in the book; you might find something easier and more fun.