OK, no matter how hard I try, I can't get into this... I love listening to and studying jazz, but when it comes to learning the standard repetoire, I just can't get into it. I'll read through the melody a couple of times, then the chords, and then play a chord melody thing and a solo, but the tunes never really stick with me, and I always have more fun playing the chords and putting my own melody on top (getting heavily into practicing solo guitar at the moment). I know a lot of guys (Mike Stern for instance) like to use the charts from standards, but write their own heads over them, and that's definitely what I prefer doing, but I keep thinking that I ought to just bottle down and learn these tunes in case I ever go to a jam and someone calls one of them... Thoughts?