Pun intended. Ok, here's my question: I have Ron Carter's excellent book and I was comparing notes on some of his walking blues lines against what I tend to do on blues lines. Then I realized something - he tends to notate the final II chord in the turnaround as either a II7 or just plain II (major) whereas that just sounds off to me: Ron's: I | V | I | I7 | V | V7 | I | VIm | IIm | V7 | I VIm | II V7 Whereas I would usually play that final II chord as a minor. I am sure he has a reason for doing it - is it just because that is a chromatic walkup to the V7 which lends it a jazzy feel, and maybe I am just not very adept at playing it tastefully? I know this is pretty low end theory, but maybe you guys could offer an explanation or confirmation. thanks!