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    Default Handy Tip Of The Day: Make a song list

    Yep. That's right. My teacher mentioned this. He said when he gets together and plays tunes with friends they can't remember what tunes they know. Even though they may know many hundreds. So... It seems like a good idea to keep the list handy, in your sax case, in your Real Book, somewhere handy. That's all for now.
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    Default Re: Handy Tip Of The Day: Make a song list

    Yes, that's a very good idea. Every time you learn a new song, add it to the list. It's also a good idea to put the key signature and musical style, i.e.; Swing, Samba, Jazz Waltz, etc.
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    Default Re: Handy Tip Of The Day: Make a song list

    I play sometimes with an "old school" guitarist who emails his tune list prior to gigs--he's got them memorized, of course. It's such a great sampling of the "Standards" canon that I've been working on that list for about two years now.
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    Default Re: Handy Tip Of The Day: Make a song list

    Excellent idea indeed! It will save you the silly looks of "uhhhhh ... and what are we going to play next?"
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