Instead of working on a new technique or song, just play. Have fun and just enjoy the fact that you get to play bass.
You might want to try writing a song or riff. This is a creative way to come up with cool new riffs or song ideas to bring to your band.
Play a song, but try to create a different bass line. This can be hard for some types of music but for most rock songs you should be able to play along with the song.
Just do something fun and remember why you love to play bass.
Sometimes it can seem like you hit the wall in your bass playing, and are not sure why or how to continue. Here’s a guide to breaking out of that rut.
Watching Other Players
Either go on youtube and search for cool bass videos, or actually go to a show and watch an inspiring bass player live. I do this all of the time, and I’ve posted a few times under the category “videos” for your inspiration.
I also really enjoy going to live shows and watching other people play their instruments. If you get a chance, make sure you take a look at their gear, and if possible, try to strike up a conversation with the bass player.
Learning Something New
Try to keep learning new types of techniques and different genres. I started off as a “rock” style bassist and joined a jazz band. I learned a lot of different things that I could directly apply to my “rock” style playing. Never stop learning new things!
Playing With Others
If you find yourself in a creative rut, try playing bass with other musicians. They may have some cool song ideas that you can add to and help create an even better song.
Use those 3 suggestions to keep you inspired and moving forward with your bass playing.