I've decided to not to learn the forms in the sequence given in the book.
I'm going to learn the Major forms first (which I'm doing) then I'm going to ignore the Minor forms for now and start on the 7th forms.
Having the Major and 7ths under my belt I'll be able to try and incorporate them in some 'proper' (or slightly modified tunes). After all, my aim is to be able to solo over songs not learn forms.
'Lady be Good' and the Hot Club version of 'I've Got Rythmn' can be played just using Majors and 7ths, or even a standard Blues sequence. There must be loads more. i just want to get the feel that I'm playing, or trying to play music, not just doing exercises.
What do you think? Any other simple song suggestions?