Originally Posted by RedMoses
Overthinking is what makes me miss parts, when you think too much about one thing, you loose your focus and you are not inticipating the next change. Chances are you have practiced enough where you will feel the change coming (if you dont then you havnt practiced enough), so all you need to do is relax and NOT think, allow your training and conditioning from playing those songs over and over to do thier thing.
Turning off the "Thinking" can be very difficult, its much like meditation and takes practice, but its muscle memory, the more you do it the better you get at it.
Stop thinking and just "Be" the Bass player that you are.
For me, I pretty much do the above.
Once the song has started I switch my brain to the "auto-pilot mode" and my fingers seem to move to the correct positions without thinking about it.
If I over think it I am asking for a mistake.