My walking bass lines have 4 quarter notes to the bar (in 4/4 of course). Sometimes I hear bass players throw in 16th or 8th notes; I guess for rhythmic interest. I've been listening to Tyrone Wheeler's bass lines on Jamey Aebersold's "Maiden Voyage" play along. He throws in lots of "skips" into his bass lines. What note(s) should be used for the skip? Tyrone seems to use mostly open strings and the skip is more of a ghost note than anything else. What other choices are there? Should a skip always be a ghost note? Some players seem to do this more than others. On Jamey Aebersold's "Volume 1", Rufus Reid doesn't play hardly any at all. Is it OK to just play 4 quarter notes? What is the etiquette? When is it too much?