I'm playing If I Could Fly, by Satriani this Sunday. (Cool church, right?). The sheet I was given is basic enough with mostly 8 beats of G, then 8 of F#. All I play is just roots. It's a great example of where I'm stuck in my learning, and I don't even know how to ask my question. So far, when I hit a song, I pull up a tab if there is a signature riff (like the line in Brown Eyed Girl), but when I'm just given a sheet with chords, I am lost what else to add. Obviously I could do more with it than just sit on the roots, but with my past as a Classical pianist, if it's not written, I have no idea what to do. Clearly I can't becomes awesome by Sunday, so I use it more as an example of where I want to improve. Speed will come with time, so I'm not worried there, but I have zero idea where to start learning how to add my own line, other than a 1-3-5-3 of a 12-bar style Blues. I have been working through TMBG (Teach Me Bass Guitar), and while that's helped me play better, I haven't found a way to create anything more interesting with I get chord sheets, generally. I have the same problem when I play Keyboard, so it's not a technique issue, but some fundamental understanding of getting away from just playing basic chords that are written. I guess while it may be nice to use the Satriani song as an example, some broader help on how to approach a new song that doesn't have a specific line to play would be great. When I watch other guys play, they add SO much, and I feel lame with just G-G-G-G-F#-F#-F#-F#...... Does that make sense? Maybe it's time for lessons?