Hey gang, I've got a spot in a rock band, but rock ain't my thing. Great guys, good musicians, and interesting original material, so I'm sticking with it. Who can point me to their favorite quick and dirty "rock bass for a musician who already knows how to play bass" resource, pref online? Things I'm struggling with: density of sound. There just aren't a lot of spaces. Not sure how much to build a wall vs. keeping the lines more open underneath the guitar and drums walls. Obvs trying to play with/around the kick and stay out of the way of the vox, just not finding there's a whole lot of space there. squareness of the beat. If it don't swing, do it mean a thing? (Rhetorical question. I know I'm stuck with this, unless I can corrupt the drummer to bring the funk on some of the material.) harmonic structure. All dominants and minors. Definitely no major 6ths or 7ths in the material we're playing. And not much in the way of diatonic scales. Anyway, fumbling my way through it, trying to keep it simple, getting help from the BL/song writer on what kind of lines he has in his head. Other than some walk ups/downs, not a lot of walking, and only a little space for some funky upbeats here and there. Find myself playing a lot of straight eighths on the roots, which doesn't sound wrong, just a little bland.