Hi i'm a bass player and as any other bassist i was looking to improve my bass skills and I've always wondered how I could change the root note of a certain chord to give it a different feel. For instance, for D major I could play a F# instead of a D which would be the root note of that chord. So it means I am playing the major 3rd of D instead of the root.
My question is, is this a standard thing? Will it be ok for me to play 3rds anytime i want to give a little something-something to the song or am I looking at this the wrong way?