The transition seems too smooth. But I cheated and bought a 30" scale six string bass tuned an octave down from a guitar and use a pick. As a rhythm player, I am used to carrying a rhythm and back line to let the lead players have the limelight. Bass seems to be the same. Am I doing this right? I am following the root note of chords and adding little 2 to 4 note fills in some of the holes of songs. Sometimes I play the octave higher to mix it. So an easy song like Living After Midnight by Judas Priest took me 10 minutes to learn on bass since I already know it well on guitar. My aim here is not to minimize bass playing - I am utterly impressed with some of the great players, but rather I am wondering if what I am doing is marginally correct in approach?