How does everybody approach this and remain in your happy place? On many tunes I can play what I am feeling from the heart..(not talking tunes with signature/hook basslines).
Now and then, even if covering a tune pretty well, you're told to play x y and z...due to whatever...which often talks away the groove and the feel..drummer too gets ...lets say away from the tune. Sort of hard to explain I guess.
I do understand my job(think so OK!) Those tunes I cant wait to get over with...while the ones where it all clicks...ya want to go on forever!
The bands I play in dont work note for note from notation on every song...I am mostly left with making the bass lines myself if not given notation(cant sight read, but can put together chord charts).