I happen to understand some concepts of bass that i didnt know. Can someone add more for betterment of my playing. Not trying to over-conceptualize but... IN MOST CASES in lets say easy chord progressions bass lines... a) No hitting notes other than root (octaves) on a snare hit. b) Good to follow bass drum with the root or fifth. c) Follow theory. Breaking it wont matter if it sounds nice. d) Play some notes on the scale directly like the arpegio and stuff but in the end make it lead to the next chord note. All this can broken for nice mini-solo or fill. Question 2 was: Many songs bassists seem to just wildly improvise but yet they dont over-do it. When i do improvise it sounds over-done. Do i improvise over-throwing the basis rhythm too much???