so random topic, but i'm wondering if anyone here has experience playing bass in middle eastern groups (not so much pop, i mean the "orchestral" stuff). i'm in such an ensemble at my college and i've been playing in the percussion section. there's no bass player and the director wants me to play. mostly upright, maybe some fretless electric. enough background info. so i have no idea what to play...the director was kind of vague about it...in short "take the melodic line, and play the notes that lie above the rhythmic accents." but looking at this as a bassist, playing fragments of the melody doesn't make sense to me...it would seem almost easier to just play the melody in its entirety. i don't know. help?