Hey Adam, My questions stem from a 2 part article (Chordal Improv) you wrote for BP Mag that was published back in the fall of 2004. I got out of bass playing for 6 years- just back into it and I am revisiting some of my older materials. IN the articles you showed some arpeggios/chords that could be played over each other in order to extract more sounds when improvising. So if you wanted to solo over a static Cmin7 one could treat the Cmin7 as the "2" of the Bb maj scale. As such the Cmin7 could be treated as Dorian. The harmonized apreggios all come from Bbmaj- and they are as follows......... (1) Bbmaj7, (2)Cm7, (3) Dm7, (4) Ebmaj7, (5) F7, (6) Gm7 , (7) Am7b5. I actually have lots of questions about this approach but I will only list a few at this time. In part 2 of the article you stated that one could treat a maj7 chord as the "1" and thus the Ionian scale progression of arpeggios could be used, but the the 4th could sound odd against the 3rd (or something to that effect). So you suggested the maj7 be treated as the "4", and thus the Lydian approach to these arpeggios should be used. I get it so far. I actually have lots of questions about this approach but I will only list a few at this time. I am not sure why a min7 couldn't be treated as the Phrygian, or Aeolian in this context. Or perhaps they can be used without issue- but would one be more desirable than another? or maybe it just depends on the total context of the tune. Taken further, could I always use this same approach for a 7 chord, and treat it as Mixolydian? Could this exact same aproach work over a Cmin chord instead of a Cmin7 chord? I am concerned that if I tried to solo over a guitar part that stayed in Cmin7---- that other musicians in the same setting might just play notes within the Cmin scale- which would clash with me essentialyl using notes of Bbmajor. So I assume this would only work if everybody in the band either plays ONLY the chord tones of Cmin7, or is in the same frame of mind as me- and takes the same modal approach as me. Does it sound like I am on track here? Thanks for taking the time to help me out with this stuff.