I just received my copy of Ed Friedland's new slap/funk bass DVD. This is an exceptional instruction video and at around US$20 a great value. I ordered this DVD after my VCR ate my Alexis Sklarevski tape. Ed's instruction is every bit as good as Alexis'. The only real difference is that Ed jams with a drum machine but Alexis has segments where he plays with a trio. Check out Ed Friedland's web site http://www.edfriedland.com/ and select the Books link. P.S. I don't know Ed Friedland and I won't profit from this message. I just think Ed's instruction materials (Building Walking Bass Lines, etc.) are the best available.