We all need instruction
My life as a “living room warrior” is a function of a mental block that I’m totally aware of but have refused to change. If I would pony up the money, nearly endless practice time and courage to give it what I know I can, I’d be a lot better as a bassist. Maybe even great.
The key, in my mind, is truly finding someone to look at the situation from the outside, critique it, and lead me down the correct path to learn all of the fundamentals required.