With my regular weekly jam going sideways, I put some feelers out to see about maybe joining a different jam, or band, and ended up talking to this guy whose music I quite like (he sent me links to 6-8 songs he's working on), and meshes quite nicely with the type of music I like (I'd call it downtempo indie rock with blues and psych influences). He agreed after looking at my music blog. Anyways, we're gonna get together next week, probably for a coffee first, and then I may join their rehearsal if it goes well. In the meantime, he's sent me the chords to some of their songs. Now this is obviously new to me, so far I've only been working with cover tracks, bass tabs all available, though from time to time, especially if the bassline's pretty simple, I'll do a little something extra. So my question is, from the chords, would you just start with the notes in the chord, leaning heavily on the root note? Then as I get more comfortable playing around with things and see where it goes???