Welcome to the PMW for December 2019. i'll be hosting this month, and we've got a few different things to work on this time around. For starters, we'll be dealing with more chords than usual, but i'm pretty sure there's only one form that we haven't already encountered in previous PMWs: the B7b9 at the end of the B section. Here's the 'drums and bass only' track as a downloadable: For reference purposes, here's the rhythm track version: Here's the lead sheet with the chord changes: The key signature of one sharp would indicate either G Major or E minor and the first and last chords are both E minor 7, so we can safely say that E minor is the basic tonality here, but there are some interesting tonal shifts going on as things progress... before we get into any harmonic analysis though, let's talk about the form and the arrangement of the piece. The form is a simple one: A B A C as indicated on the lead sheet. The arrangement has a 4 bar drum intro, an 8 bar vamp cycling between Emi7 and F#mi7, then A B A C and a 12 bar ending vamp outro cycling between the Emi7 and the F#mi7 again before the final Emi7 chord. EDIT: Medium fast tempo... i used a 6/8 feel at 120 BPM (if memory serves). Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to play a melody over the A section, play some variation on the melody or a counter-statement over the B section, solo over the 2nd A and C sections, and then return to some sort of melody over the vamp outro until the end. Here's my quick and dirty version: Some STuff I Like (A Lot) Some of you may already have guessed which tune this is based on, but if not, i'll give you another hint: i wanted to do something that was a bit festive and holiday-like in feeling but secular in content. Even if you do get it right away, let's save the renditions of the actual tune for the final week or so... that will give everyone time to work on it and polish it up in time for the holidays. In the meantime, let's see what kind of contrafacts we can come up with. i hope that you will enjoy Some Stuff I Like A Lot as much as i do.