Warm greetings to all, I would appreciate any ideas, thoughts, or experiences that you can offer regarding how you approach walking half-step progressions. By half-step progressions I mean sections of tunes that alternate within a half-step range. Examples include sections of A Night In Tunisia, Well You Needen't, So What, Black Nile, etc.,etc. My specific challenge is approaching these progressions in a linear fashion. Right now I tend to hang out strictly in root-5-octave land with some thirds thrown in. At other times, I'll just punt and pedal octaves until I get to another section - not the most imaginative thing, but it can create a nice pocket and set the table for the next section. If anyone has any thoughts on ways to improve the linearity of these lines, I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks!