This was originally my thesis for my Masters in Education degree in 1991. I was using a self-published version with my then-student, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith. He told me how much he dug it, so I stuck my neck out and asked if he had any contacts with the band’s publisher, Hal Leonard. The rest is history.
The book outlines the process of building a functioning walking line – find the roots, add the fifth, approach notes, forward motion, as well as supplying swinging accompaniment, recorded with live musicians, not machines.