When you first start out playing the bass guitar, your technique will be the biggest barrier to playing the lines you want to play. It's essential you work hard on getting your basic fingerstyle technique down.
Check out this lesson to learn how to hold the bass as well as what to do with your fretting and plucking hands.
This video lesson shows you two simple exercises you should play every day to build up your speed, strength, stamina, and accuracy.
Technical Exercise 1
Technical Exercise 2
As ever, take these exercises slowly and use them to slowly develop your technique. The aim is to play them with speed, control, and accuracy. Let me know how you get on in the comment box below!