I am looking for study/practice material that is melodic and rhythmic. I have a couple of books that I practice out of but the material is so boring and dry. I looked at the Charlie Parker Omnibook but I felt that the material was more advanced than I am ready for. I have been playing about 2 years and consider myself to be an intermediate player. I think that for me playing melodic exercises would be more interesting and beneficial than just playing through scales and arpeggios. I can see how these are applied to songs and study my sight reading at the same time.