I pulled together my "get off book" practice list for May 2019.
- Don't Get Around Much Anymore
- I Thought About You
- Lady Bird
- Nica's Dream
- Someday My Prince Will Come
Some of those are new tunes, some are ones that I need to refresh/maintain. The objectives for this list are as follows:
Be able to...
- memorize the common key(s) for each tune
- sing the melody, bonus points if I can play them.
- move through root motion on the tunes without a chart
- play any intro sections and codas that are special
- execute trades without chart open
- take a solo that I like the sound of
- bonus points: write out the chart from memory, with chord qualities