Good Morning/Afternoon/5 O'clock somewhere Bass Players/ Musicians / Random Guitar player lurking on this forum wanting to be a bass player. Well as the topic suggests I need help. I'm a Funk Rocker/ Jazz player. I was recently scouted, tried out and accepted into a progressive metal band. The only problem is I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO PLAY PROGRESSIVE METAL or any kind of Metal at all, and they don't want me to pound out the root note. It's a really guitar driven sound band with two great Guitarists. I'm just having trouble finding my spot in there. List time! 1. I'm used to Bass Driven groove like songs, or at least a strong presence. 2. Uhh metal ... hmmm uhhhh Hmmm!>!>!>>>???!?!? Minor Harmonic scale(thats all I know + modes and chord tones) 3. I just can't seem to find my spot. 4. The drummer and I lock in a lot but I find it troublesome to keep locked in with him because when I do lock in, the lead doesn't like my groove QQ. So help meh?!? Pls Talk bass? I have Cookies that I'll eat for you?