I am in the midst of starting up a band. Having issues with my guitarist. He is very rigid and demands I play very simple bass lines. To the point, I am getting very frustrated. If I try to add some colour by playing walk up notes to the root, he has a fit. He demands I just pound the root note. We are all in our 50’s and 60’s and this is more of a hobby band, with hopes Of playing play local pubs, picnics, etc when get enough songs together. I discussed this with my bass teacher and his opinion was.. If you are paying me, I will play it the way you wish. If not, then, I will play it the way I think it should be. He also commented that this attitude is common with guitar players. My thoughts are... I am bored pounding the root note, it’s not challenging me. I want the chance to add some colour. I am not trying play over everyone and be the star. Any thoughts..