Yeah, just noodle around with some YouTube videos and play for 10 min a day.
If you can commit to 10 min a day, even while you have other things going on, it will be awesome because you will create a habit that you play bass for 10 min a day, every day. You will start to realize you are getting better doing this, but it will help you for when you do take the course, you will stay focused and comitted and be able to get thru it a little easire, after all that daily 10 min practice you had. That sounds like nothing, but its better 10 min a day then an hour on the weekend and don’t touch your bass but once a week.
There is a thread that catagorizes all the Bass Buzz YouTube Videos, which is helpful to pick and choose which you want to use.
I would recommend his 5 levels of finger exercises video.
There is not much to it, he shows you exercises to start with, and if you are brand new. you can do 10 min a day on level 2 exercise for 5-7 days. Do it how he showed you, and use a downloadable metronome for timing, and then when ready go to level 2, and then 3 and 4. Then if you get ready for that (really do 5 min a day and concentrate) you might be ready for level 5. although it is a finger exercise, it is one for anybody, and @JoshFossgreen says in the video that many touring or studio artists can’t do this correctly.
but if you follow him to a T, and do 10 min a day failsafe, then in 6 weeks, you should have technique that will rival many of us here.
Plus, you didn’t do anything but commit to 10 min a day.
If you really don’t know bass and you really are a straight beginner , this will be so perfect for you.
You won’t be worried about all the other things you think you need to know better, a position so many of us get to, when we thnk we didn’t learn enough of this or enough of that, when if fact, there is still time for us to learn it, we just need to perfect what wa already knw as well, and not throw that to the curb cuz it sounds easy, no, no, no, we must embrace the slow, boring ones, for they are the key to success.
So if you just touch your bass 5 min a day, just to do an exercise for 5 minutes, and you listen to josh, move along thru the video, you will have some fast, accurate hands when you are done.