by Kerry Galloway
he most basic way to approach rock bass lines is by "pumping"
eighth notes as a steady stream. This provides a very solid
background and, although it's "busy", in the sense that every
possible subdivision is played, it doesn't SOUND busy. It just
stays there in the background, doing two of three possible jobs:
rhythm and harmony (in this case laying down the ROOT).
Few bands survive by playing lines this elementary on every song.
look at some ways of generating more excitement.