I bought this hoping to get some more great tips and theory that Friedland's first book contained, and that helped me develop walking lines when i was first learning. Unfortunately, I found that the content here was not as rich, not as based in theory, and kind of obvious if you listen to recordings. Also, I was frustrated that he spent many pages at the beginning going through basic music theory and how to set your metronome on 2 and 4, something covered extensively in the first book. I felt like this book was trying to be too much of a stand-alone intro when it really should have omitted redundant info and focused on being the second book in a series. It's still well written and has good info, it's just not as intensely packed with great theory and info as the first book is.