I remember a time when my absolute favourite band was Green Day. It then moved to Led Zeppelin when I started taking bass lessons and learned Dazed and Confused. It moved to classic prog and prog metal, mostly prog metal all through high-school. Now I can listen to whatever, but I've grown very much more fond of jazz, funk, r&b, and hip-hop. Especially hip-hop.
Although, I am curious at your gear choice. Those both look like general P.A. units. Which means at least half of that graphic EQ is useless to you, and the compressor will work, however it may not work as well as a good 'meant for for guitar' compressor.
The reason V7-I makes a perfect cadence is because of the dominant nature of the V chord. It wants to resolve down a perfect fifth. If you stick another chord between the two it doesn't quite work. (Although there are exceptions to every rule, but I won't get into that.)
As far as I'm concerned, jazz and blues were the exact same thing from the inception of the style. The difference boils down to the solos, if the soloists can play bop (be-bop) then people call it jazz. If the soloists can't play bop, then people call it blues.
There are harder things to get into. But many things are easier.
If you want a job playing lots of gigs, teaching, doing some session work you need to be good. really, really, good.
Being able to sight-read is a HUGE bonus. Less and less people are learning how these days and it's a very applicable skill. I don't mean sight-read as in, "Here's the music, the gigs next week so have it ready by then." I mean sight-reading as in sitting in on a gig and never having seen the music before and playing it live.
You must have good rhythm. Most players don't know how bad there rhythm is. Record yourself playing a song you know (by yourself, no backing track or metronome) and when you listen to it count out the rhythm, I guarantee you'll be surprised. Especially in songs with swung feels.
Be reliable. Be early for everything. Be easy to get along with.
nah, my pedal isnt long enough. Chris adler does it. Search "chris adler bass drum technique" on you tube and he explains how to do it.
You don't need long board pedals for it. Chris Adler has a slightly different way of doing it. His technique requires more physical work but he prefers it like that so he can keep control better when playing shows and can burn off his adrenaline.
Sounds like you accidentally automated the fader level. In the edit window one the track your having problems with click on the little arrow at the bottom of the track. This should open up an automation lane. On the pull down menu select Volume and highlight the first few bars and delete anything that's there.
It's only an inversion when the bottom note changes. If you were to play an open D chord with the open A in the bottom (making it a D/A chord) and your bass player was still playing a D (not an A) then the chord in the song is still just a D. Because the D is the lowest note in the overall harmony at that time. In jazz, guitar players have to drop the root and 5th all the time to play extended chords.