I'm working through Friedland's "Walking Bass Lines", a jazz primer for creating bass lines. Pretty good, actually! So two questions: 1) Can anyone give me the names of the incognito jazz standards at the back of the book. Names aren't printed to avoid copyright law. 2) Ok - actually creating lines. I'm still a jazz neophyte, but I'm picking up on the whole idea. Ostensibly, it's pretty easy: 4/4 with quarters notes, first note in measure is generally the root, last note should "lead" to the first note in the next measure, make creative choices for your middle two notes and the overall flow. So, here's the problem: I'm having trouble bringing together (a) reading the chart and (b) creating lines that meet the overall criteria, and are also pleasing/creative. Just too much going on at once, e.g. what key was I in again? Bloody Eb? $$#%@ horn players. Is the answer to memorize the changes ahead of time so I can focus more on the line? Is it good *not* to memorize changes so I get used to sinking or swimming in creating lines on the fly from the charts? Thanks in advance, gurus.