Hey you Bass players. A friend of mine has suddenly gone out and bought a 5 string bass out of the blue...he played piano as a child but has no guitar experience...he's just a music lover who wants to get involved. My question involves your recommendations for a near term learning plan for him. He has asked for some help from me to get him started. I have my own ideas that I use for beginning guitarists, but I have not experience teaching bass, or much playing bass...so what would you recommend? The obvious is; Tuning names of strings/frets/notes correlation between piano keys and fret 1/2 steps chromatic finger exercises sheet reading but then what else? since there is less emphasis on chords...I am contemplating getting him some rapid results to hook him into it by showing him a box blues pattern so he can jam along with some blues tunes a little...trying to balance theory with practical application. But what else is the call here from a bass perspective? Thanks all! P.S. this starts tomorrow evening (Tuesday).