Originally Posted by LowEnd88
...but am having a tough time being inspired to practice. My instructor mostly gives me songs from The Real Book to learn but was wondering if there were some enjoyable beginner songs you would recommend (not jazz)?
I think only you can say what music you like - none of us can tell you what it is, that will inspire you.
I often find it strange when I go to Jazz workshops and I meet people who say "I don't really like Jazz" - although I am too polite to say it, I always feel like saying - well why did you come here then!?
The only reason I play music is because I love it and it inspires me - otherwise I wouldn't bother...
I don't mean to be "harsh" - but I think you have to consider where you are going - what is it that you want to get out of these lessons and what music you see yourself playing? Presumably that is the kind of music you should be trying to practice.