Hi all, Okay, here is my problem...I REALLY love bass guitar I just transfered over from electric guitar... Yes, I can play lead guitar extra., however, I really love bass and realize bass has a BIG ROLE in music... I am not one of these guitarist that think bass is easy.... Yes, I can phsyically play bass, but the big problem that I am having is creating bass lines I have started learning by triads i.e. Rt. 3rd. 5th. etc. all the way down my neck.... I am taking lessons...My teacher and I will write a chord progression and he shows me how to play bass lines over it, however, after writing the bass lines down he tells me to go home and right another set of chord progressions and wright a bass line to it.... I don't know what is wrong with me as I am still having trouble....I really want to excel in bass...I love it!!! What am I doing wrong.....I mean he has even gotten me writing punk lines however he tends to start jamming out like mark freeman of rancid...Phsycially I can play it, however, it does me no good to copy it and not know what he is doing..Somethings I can see triads to but other notes thrown in and I am not sure why... IF anyone can give some good advise on how to come up with good bass lines I would appreciate it...Even if someone knows of a good book that can help any HELP would be much appreciated.....Oh, I play with my FINGER and sometime use a pick depending... Thanks kalo!!!