Im in a three piece band (bass, guitar and drums) and we've been doing alot of work on rythm lately. Now the guitarist says that the bass should be playing the same rythm as the guitar. I'm assuming thats correct? Also, The guitarist also said that the most accurate way to play a rythm is to go up and down with your pick consistently - all the time, but when there is a gap in the rythm you dont actually pluck the string. It may sound confusing, but I think he is right. Just thought maybe some of you could help me and give me some info on this topic?