I recently got through the B2B course, so maybe I’m a certified noob now? For fun I am playing along to CCR - Feelin’ Blue as a blues backing track. I am playing around with what I think is a walking style bassline and I have fun with it, but end up boring myself and running out of things to do creatively. I’ll end up with a terrible ear worm of the bassline (MY bassline) that I don’t even like! So I don’t really know what I’m asking, I’ve messed around with a:
C slide to D, then go back and forth with F
or similar pattern
D-D G-Ab-A D-D-D G A
D A-Ab-G, D A-Ab-G, D A-Ab-G, A D
The practice feels good, like I’m starting to anticipate the note I want to hear and play it as if I’m thinking of a word and saying it. I’m learning I don’t like leaving the end of a bar on the 5th (for some reason), and to force my way back to D on the one if it’s been a while, almost like I’m scrambling to freestyle a rhyme.
And all this is fun… and I guess it’s just a creative block. I feel like I’m very simply following the drums and I can’t seem to break away from them, if that makes any sense. Or when Fogarty starts singing "feelin’ blue blue blue blue… " I instinctively get stuck on the beat of the words, start coming down the scale and then either run out of notes or get too low.
Any hints for different things to try?