I've just recently joined a band...my first band ever actually. After playing with them for a while and learning the songs I've noticed that I'm kinda falling into the 1-3-5 rut that bassists get made fun of for. Part of my problem is I'm basically playing the root not of whatever chord he's playing, so all I really know of a song is "E-A-C" or whatever notes I'm supposed to play. I've had a couple of moments where I've thrown something in that sounds good but I have no idea why it's sounding good, compared to when I throw in something that sounds completely off. How can I be more conscious of what I can throw into where when playing a song? I've only played Bass for 2 years but I don't want to be boring.