I do realize that this question is very vague, but I’m curious if there are any general guidelines I could follow to simplify impossible bass lines, without butchering the groove and the song.
“Impossible” in my case usually means “too fast”. So let’s say there’s a song and you can play 98% of it fine, but there’s one or two beats somewhere with a bunch of 16th notes that are just too fast for your fretting fingers. How do you decide which notes to throw out?
I deliberately don’t want to give any specific examples, because it’s the thought process that I’m interested in.