Hey everyone, not sure if this thread is dead but I’ll introduce myself. My name’s Brad, I’m 28, and I’m just starting out learning bass properly. I messed around with it as a teen and learned a few bass lines, but never got far with it on my own. My wife plays guitar and about a year ago I bought her a really nice Gibson Hummingbird and bought myself a cheap $120 bass to mess around while I was at it. At the time I was averaging 96 hours a week at work (industrial radiography) so it mostly just sat in the closet.
Then this past December I ended up falling over the fourth floor balcony of a hotel into the lobby. Had a lot of injuries, but luckily I’m mostly okay. I’ve got a lot of pain and had to get my right wrist fused, but I’m walking again and even jogging a little. I’m super lucky to be alive. I recently remembered the bass and decided since I’ve definitely got the time now I might as well learn. It’s been really awesome so far. For a little while there it was hard not to fall into a funk knowing I won’t be able to go back to work in my field or play basketball/lift weights at the level that I used to, just focusing too much on the things I couldn’t do anymore. But with bass it’s something I can do and see steady progress in, so it’s really helped lift my spirits. Plus my wife is super happy that we will finally be able to play music together. So I want to say a big thanks to Josh and everyone involved with putting these lessons together, it’s been really fun so far