....I find myself not really getting in a creative groove, especially when I do it in the morning. When I'm in a band setting though, I can groove and play like it's nothing. It just flows and I don't even have to think about it. It just comes out. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you overcome it? I really want to be able to sit down and be creative, just my bass and I, but I find myself going over the same rudiments and scales as I've been doing for months. It's only when I'm playing in a band situation that I find myself pushing the boundaries of my playing and feeling myself advancing as a bassist. When I'm jamming with someone I can play anything it seems, blues, jazz, rock, etc., but alone it's a different story, just rudiments and redundant scales and modes.