My dudes, for some this might just help the rhythm penny drop - it really did for me. Once I saw this and then actually used the metronome/drum loop mindfully, I really started to develop confidence making music - regardless of my skill level on that instrument.
If you are interested/intrigued and would like to dig a bit deeper (or want to work through this topic slowly) - check out a thread I did on starting to learn bass and do check out the links I have there to Studybass - it's a awesome (free) resource.
Edit: You do not need a bass to go through anything I've posted! A guitar/uke/piano will work just fine too... 👍️