I'm thrilled to report that after only about seven months I got some cool chops on the boogie beat. From the "Jump N Blues" book and the Roscoe Beck book, I learned enough groovy riffs to jam along with my boogie woogie CD's. Is there a trick to finding the right key when listening to a recording? Trial and error usually gets me close, but often I sound slightly out of tune. I suppose I could be in the right key, but my bass is tuned to my electronic tuner and not the instruments on the recording.