||I mean I hate pop country but I honestly love "friends in low places."
It's pretty good compared to your usual country radio stuff
||I'm pretty happy with them, which is good, because at like $40 a set they better be good and last.
||Not as thorough as some other awesome replies, but something I like to think about is keeping the rhythm solid and like a "traditional" bass line, but having all kinds of fun with the notes.
||They're not that scary, and even if you don't get the score you want, it doesn't effect your GPA, so just relax and do your best :)
||I don't *need* another bass, I have a deluxe active jazz that I'm super happy with and can get some nice P-bass sounds, but *good god* it's pretty.
||The tips /u/birdpl4ne have are great, as well as others in this thread like using a good book.
||I like jazz necks just fine, but coming from upright bass and having short fingers I love the feeling of a big P neck
||Intonation is a bitch, and takes a lifetime to master, but dedicated practice and attention to it will greatly improve your playing
||Of course it's good to be able to find the roots but that will get easier and easier with time and practice.
With any luck I'll get my computer fixed in time use it before winter break ends :P
||Playing a beginner bass is kind of like a right of passage, and you'll gain a lot of useful skills learning on one.