Alright, so I have until around the beginning of September to learn how to walk a basic line and/or improvise behind chord changes. I really need some help here as I can never seem to focus on learning what I need to learn to improvise behind chord changes, walk, etc. So where is the best place to start theorywise? I have Ed Friedland's walking book and I've tried to get started with that but with work and such I have a difficult time sitting down to focus, so I know I need to do that, but is there any great advice you guys can provide to sort of get me started? I know this question might seem ridiculous but everyday I think about it and end up doing nothing, so I'm wondering if anyone can sort of "jumpstart" me on this. I've recently acquired some of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, but while I wait for that to all convert properly for my iPod listening I'm trying to get into more jazz and learn everything I can.