I've been transcribing a lot of jazz solos over the last few years, dates ranging from the 1910's up through the early 60's (skipping over modal jazz so far). I've gotten to the point where in my mind I pretty much conceptualize everything in terms of passing tones and chord tones and how they relate to the strong and weak beats of the bar. The funny thing is that I started playing bass guitar in a punk band (haven't played bass guitar in about 15 years!) and I'm sitting here transcribing Matt Freeman (of the band Rancid) bass solos, and still I'm able to conceptualize his lines in this same way. Do others here find that they take the feel (of strong/weak beats, passing/chord tones) developed from creating bebop-style lines and employ them in non-jazz styles? I expect that this can give a person an advantage moving between styles of music, as I get the impression that it relates to something somewhat universal in lots of music, yet many people in other styles are never forced to internalize it in to the degree that jazz improvisers usually are. Does this makes sense to anybody else?