This seems like it should be an easy question, but I'm interested in nuanced answers here. As a bassist, how do you introduce new material for an original band? It seems fairly easy if you're a guitarist/vocalist, as typically that's the focus of rock music, and the rest of the band is usually focused around playing to those parts. Is it harder for guitarists to play to basslines than for bassists to play to guitarists as it can be a bit of a role reversal? I've tried to bring in a couple ideas recently and it seems like only the drummer can get on the same page as me. What techniques do you use? Recording ideas in advance? Bringing in charts/tabs? Using a different instrument (guitar/keys/etc) to walk them through changes? Let the other members struggle through and work out whatever they want through jams? Basslines are foundation but unfortunately don't often easily convey the "meat" that they support. How do I get the meat sections properly processed? I'm just trying to figure out if it's the instrument itself, or my approach that's not yielding the results I'm looking for.