I've been playing bass for 6 months now and I enjoy it heaps. Jamming with other people IRL is no problem and playing music I've learned is easy as well. But whenever I sit down to think of something to write or improvise, I'm completely lost. I just play meaningless bad-sounding notes in a row and I'm no good at making up my own stuff. I have written a few little songs that sound ok, but now, I just suck. This has only really happened today. I'm scared that this may last longer and I'd hate it to because I love playing bass. Can someone tell me if there's any way you can get ideas for playing without copying completely? Because I don't want to be in a cover band. I try, try, and try again to get a nice rhythm but I can't. I just can't do it. I try to hold onto something that sounds nice but then it's gone. Can someone provide me with some scales or something so I can get an idea for what I should be going for?