For the past 5 years or so I have played bass for primarily roots music bands (bluegrass and rockabilly). These genres have formulaic bass parts that can't be strayed from too much. I recently stumbled across some old garageband recordings I had made and I was very impressed with the bass parts I had written. I don't think I could come up with those parts now. I feel like my creativity has been stifled by the genres I had been playing. I'm just curious if anyone has had a similar experience?