This year I am hoping to learn the bass guitar this year in GTIS. Luckily, I don't have to buy one because I already have one at home. It is a Washburn Taurus. I plan on learning how to write and read music in class, and play the actual bass at home. I will do this so it isn't too much of a struggle to take my bass and amp to class everyday, and so it isn't loud for the rest of the school. If I learn the bass guitar this year in GTIS I am hoping I will be able to play at my church.