I am new to this forum and new to playing bass. However, I am not new to music, am 42 yrs old and have attended hundreds of live performances. I am curious why so many bassist's, especially ones that play 6 strings or more, spend so much time playing high notes . I am dying to see/hear the bass player that solo's in the bassment giving me something I can feel as well as hear. I am not ragging on anybody, I have just wondered this for many, many years. This forum has given me the opportunity to ask this question.