Pete Quaife with Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.
Weather Report - Teen Town
(Heavy Weather - 1977)
As far as bass guitar is concerned, self-teaching is not the worst idea. If you can afford to take a couple of lessons in the beginning or if you have a bass playing friend to help you with the physical aspect of playing, you’ll be off to a good start. It is very possible however to start off just as well without a teacher. If you do decide to start without a teacher, books are going to be your best friend. I highly recommend “Bass Guitar For Dummies” (don’t be turned off by the title). It is an excellent resource for the beginning bassist, and is written in a fashion which holds the interest of the reader very well.