2 chords, how tough can this be? Well, tougher than I thought it would be. I think my problems are all related: - Train wreck avoidance. With 24 bars of this AABA tune being Dm7, I find it easy to lose my place. - Dorian mode noodlerama. I am trying to target chordal tones, but is still sounds like aimless noodling sometimes. If I had a clearer idea of 8 bar shapes to apply to the Dm7 sections, I think both problems would be solved. Any ideas on how to structure the walking bass part, chord/scale substitutions (i.e. Can I play something besides Dorian?), etc. I'm trying to come up with 8 bar walking ideas that start in one register and end in another. I figure this is an obvious and clear way to articulate each A of the AABA. Too bad I s*ck at executing this strategy.