Hi all. I have played off and on for many years. Just a bedroom player. I have played on a Worship Team for the last year. We rock a bit harder than most churches for sure. There is plenty of slow music and room for bass fills, phrasing etc. As a novice player (in my mind) I am maybe overplaying a little. As a team we don't really practice so I often find myself struggling to find the pocket. We work with a drummer who is good enough to adapt to hold a cadence regardless. More of a jazz guy than rock so sometimes I find it difficult to locate the downbeat as he doesn't really play with the authority I am used to. Only sometimes that is. So today I have a discussion with our keyboard/sax player about the role of the bass. He is a professional, famous player so I take his advise soundly. He pointed out today that it was difficult to sense the chord changes and that all the ghost notes and fills meant squat if the downbeat wasn't spot on. Also how the root on the bass anchors the chord, and how to accent the chord changes. Fair, it was a little exaggerated by the fact that our sub woofer was mysteriously off today, but I still get his point. I can feel my own wobbliness at times in the slow stuff. Maybe not as bad as I think, maybe it is. So what is the best way just to get that rock solid, unshakable groove regardless of style or speed? Thanks guys.