#3
http://www.bassbooks.com/samples/IND/IND040x01.pdf

Start with this list from Classic Masterpieces for Bass guitar. That should keep you busy.

And Bach is always great for bass. I'm even playing the Chorales right now with three guitarists; they sound rather lovely and the bass parts are lush.
#4
look up some stuff by J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn. Niccolo Paganini, and maybe even some Frank Zappa
#6
Quote by DevinsBand
look up some stuff by J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn. Niccolo Paganini, and maybe even some Frank Zappa


I'm not sure Zappa is what he had in mind.
#7
Quote by Arbitror
I'm not sure Zappa is what he had in mind.


No but be aware, that Frank is fairly well respected in modern classical/concert music as a composer. He was heavily influenced by Stravinsky, Bartók and Varèse. Check out this article:

http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=15257

And if you are going to learn something on bass, let me recommend "Peaches en Regalia", "Watermelon in Easter Hay" or "St Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast"? Very challenging but great sounding.
#9
Learn "Sting of the Bumble Bee" by ManOwar.

It's a more manly version of the classical 'Flight of the Bumblebee"


Joey Demaio flexes his mucles and commands you to do, least you be a wimp.