This might sound like a crazy idea, but I decided that I wanted to try and learn the changes to as many songs as I can. Part of the motivation is to be able to participate in jams (if only just by playing rhythm) and to also just know a bunch of songs. I play at a weekly jam, at home, and I am planning on going to Django in June this year.
Right now I have a list of about 100 songs. I started with the 24 recommended from the DiJ site, then I added songs from DiJ compilation book, and then added some songs that I like.
I started this endeavor about a month ago and knew around 20 songs comfortable well. As of today, I am comfortable with about 60 of them.
Here's the list so far. If you think I am missing any songs I should learn, please free to offer up suggestions.
What are your thoughts? Does this sound like a crazy waste of time?