I want to get more interesting bass lines on 'walking'. A few questions for you knowledgable jazzers out there: For example: a)If one was confronted with say, 4 bars of a C major chord what percentage of chord tones / passing notes / scalelistic patterns would you use in those 4 bars? b) How often would you use the root note of the chord in those 4 bars? c) Would you start the C note on the 1st beat of the 1st bar?-to define the C chord b) How important is the pentatonic / blues scale in jazz? Recommendations on books on the above questions? Many thanks.