Guitar player here, I just discovered how to get the Bob Wills swing sound that I always loved by playing the bass notes as quarter notes. On the guitar, boom-chick is taught as quarter notes which leads to the guitar playing bass lines as two half notes per measure. I have a lot to learn as quarter note bass lines (4 beat bass?) is completely different in regards to writing melody and progressions. Can you tell me your experience with quarter note type bass lines? I've studied Jimmie Rodgers who plays guitar with half note bass lines, but just recently discovered that most of Gene Autrys songs have quarter note bass. It sounds so much faster and makes me dance. It seems like half note bass lines are better reserved for slow songs? I find any experiences, facts, or opinions in all things related to quarter bass lines very interesting.