expressing creativity while maintaining original song when covering

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bdh2991, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. bdh2991


    Nov 27, 2013
    Since i play mostly worship/gospel music, majority if not all of the songs i perform are covers of an original song. I usually listen the the songs i have to play about four or five times before i actually grab my bass but i find it hard to hear the bassline i want to create over the original version. I wanted to ask for advice on how to say what you want to say through a bass line while still maintaining a similar feel to the original version of the song your covering. I will also add that some of the bass lines on the original i enjoy playing quite a bit and will keep the same, but others seem like they aren't what i would play if i was creating the song from scratch. Hope i'm not sounding too selfish within this post lol. Thanks