Albert Rogers of The Weight Band: I've seen so many busy bass players run out of bands. A good, solid, simple bass player can get work. Busy bass lines might get you applause, but solid bass lines will get you work. Play through the song and listen to everybody else. Listen to what's going on and leave some holes. Every time the drummer does a fill, it doesn't mean the bass has to do one too.
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