Welcome jazz students! This month's tune is a swinging classic, popularized by Frank Sinatra and many others, "Fly Me to the Moon". It has a typical chord structure, is a binary form tune - no bridge, the second part differs somewhat from the first section but has much the same changes. I recorded a guitar backing track for you to use, just basic 4/4 swing, much like if we were at a guitar lesson: It follows the chart, 4 M intro, head, 2 solos choruses, head, coda. http://www.1mc.es/pjw/30/1525445361 Lead Sheet: http://www.1mc.es/pjw/31/fmttm_lead_sheet The rules are the same as the last challenge: The 'Practical Jazz Workshop' is here to help any player who is prepared to put in the time and effort to improve as a Jazz guitarist. If that’s you, welcome aboard! Before you get stuck right in, please take a minute to read the five Guidelines, which are designed to help everyone to get the best possible experience from this thread. 1) A new Jazz sound file – typically accompanied by a chart and some pointers to help you get started – will be posted on the first Saturday of each month at 6pm Eastern Standard Time (or thereabouts). 2) Please keep your take within the Jazz tradition, preferably quoting the top line melody at the ‘head’, and making the fullest use of the chord changes in your subsequent improvisation. 3) In the initial stages of these Practical Jazz threads, the music will be selected by either @dogletnoir, @davidKOS or @montemerrick, who will also provide charts/lead sheets and study/reference material as they see fit, as well as some feedback on performances which they feel will be helpful to participants. They will be working to a rotation system that allows time for preparation, and avoids last-minute debate over what composition should be chosen next. 4) Participants are encouraged to practice the number beforehand as much as their time allows, but please make any submissions a genuine, ‘bandstand style’ take, without edits or overdubs. 5) Constructive critiques of the other submissions will be allowed, but please be mindful of other people’s feelings. Pointing a way forward will certainly be more helpful than simply mentioning things that you felt were 'wrong' with a take. Let’s keep Practical Jazz Workshop a happy, safe environment where everyone can learn from each other. If you have a Jazz number you feel could benefit participants, please start a Conversation with @davidKOS, @dogletnoir, and @montemerrick, rather than posting it into the thread. My suggestions: 1. really learn the rhythm chords first fezz provided an example: 2. pay attention to the places the tonality shifts from Am to C major; the Bdim7 to E7 is a good clue. 3. please do not show off your recording skills, latest killer overdrive tone, etc. Try to use a clean tone - even practice on an acoustic guitar. 4. This tune swings, so watch your phrasing so you swing too. This is not blues, funk, nor rock. 5. Have fun, and we'll discuss the tune as we go. I have an example solo I recorded on hold until after several entries are posted. Try to find a video or recording that has the melody - this is a common tune, it was a hit even!