I am wondering if there is a good exercise (or more) to get more familiar with the fretboard without having to look at it all the time?
I practice and play mostly sitting and one main reason for this is that I need to see the fretboard to find my way around it, or, at least, to hit the frets where I should (but, actually, also that my plucking fingers find the right string). To me, the more you are standing, the less you can see the fretboard (at least, everything is more foreshortened than when sitting), but that is probably becoming more and more important for a developing bass player!?
Anyway, I feel like looking at the fretboard all the time is a crutch I need to get rid of at some point. Any advice??