#1
I play in a Christian band. Yes I know what your thinking, but I'm not one of those "Distortion?!?!1! SIIINN" types. I'm a metalhead. Anyways, we do very simple songs, usually play at youth group and occasionally in front of the whole church (200 some people) with 1 electric guitar, 1 acoustic, piano, and bass. I play the bass. I'm finding it EXTREMELY boring playing single notes along with guitar chording. How can I fit in bass fills and licks underneath the singing and stuff, without drawing too much attention to myself, but make the songs actually fun and interesting?
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#3
Learn scales and good phrases and licks for bass, then intergrate them with what you're playing.

Also, chromatic's are your friend.
#4
Try arppegiating the chord you're playing along to. Hit the root, third, fifth and octave. It'll be more interesting and it should sound very much in place.
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#5
Use tritones for fills, lol

Nah, arpeggiating chords and maybe some improvised licks can work well for fills.
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#6
As well as the stuff people have already said, maybe try and find a passing/joining note (I don't know if that's a real term) between the two root which you play just before the second root.

For example if you're playing under the chords C, Em, G then you could play C (then your arpeggio or fill if you wanted) then on the last beat of the C measure switch to D, then hit E on the first measure of Em then on the last measure hit F, the land on G for the G chord.

The joining notes don't have to be a note in between the two roots, eg. if you were playing under C, G, then you could use a as the joining note.

Also, there doesn't have to just be one joing note. Again, if you had C, G playing on guitar you could go up the scale in quaver on the last two beats, so the joining notes would effectively be D, E and F.
#7
I would learn the chords, and use the fourths, fifths, sevenths, and octaves of the chords. I played in a punk band, that was boring, til I learned to follow the drums and bounce a fourth down and back up and simple things like that. I they use power chords, find out which chords sound minor cause power chords lack a third, the major/minor factor in the chord and rely on context to set the tone.
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#8
Use notes that sound good. This can be done through arpeggios, scales, outside notes, whatever you want really. I would suggest starting with arpeggios.
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Use tritones for fills, lol


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