All great advice above!
Also, maybe try putting down your bass and listen to the track and humm/sing the solo you are hearing in your head, maybe even record it.
Then work out what you sang.
Sometimes when you are trying to play over something with your bass, you get too caught up in scales, chords etc, you forget to play what actually sounds great and fits the song.
Also, remember a solo has to say something, not just a bunch of notes fast or slow. It is communication to your audience, and for that reason, remember to give your solo breathing space/phrasing. Just like when you talk, you need to stop to breath, same as a horn player etc, he has to stop to breath. If you talked in one big sentence with no pauses, it would be hard to understand, same applies. Sometimes it is also what you don't say, space can be your friend.
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Last edited by Jason Wilson : 01-29-2013 at 12:03 PM.