I've started studying Giant Steps, a super frustrating song. I've got an incredible teacher and what he's having me do is transition from walking over the tune to soloing over it by playing 8th notes at different tempos over the changes in the upper register. I thought that I could share some challenges here and (hopefully) any victories so that anyone who is thinking of tackling this tune can gain some insights from my struggles lol Here's a video of my attempt on the exercise I was given. It's super challenging playing ONLY 8th notes and trying to make it swing. I've been working at right hand dynamics for the last month and I think I succeed at times and fail miserably others but that's about the only positive thing I have to say about this vid. Lots of rough spots in the vid and a train wreck lol but there'd nothing to be gained by posting a reasonably good attempt. http://youtu.be/mGBfok6pP4I Hopefully others who have already kicked this tunes ass can chime in with insights for us who are still wrestling with this one.