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Fly Me to the Moon

A popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954.

Published: 01 Oct 2011 Updated: 14 Aug 2020Visits: 418Code: UL433

Topic: Jazz leadsheet ANY playalong ukulele guitar Subjects: Jazz Standard

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Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon is a popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was titled originally “In Other Words”, and was introduced by Felicia Sanders in cabarets. The song became known popularly as “Fly Me to the Moon” from its first line, and after a few years the publishers changed the title to that officially.

Widely associated with Frank Sinatra but NOT written by Sinatra.

Learning the Song

Basically in the key of C Major and its relative minor key, Am .

The IV chord in the C major part is approached using the Secondary Dominant V of IV or C7 to Fmaj7. This is a very common harmonic movement and well worth learning as it shows up a lot in the standard jazz repertoire.

NOTE: Unlike most of the versions on-line, the chords for my arrangement use all 4-part, a.k.a, "jazz" chords. It sounds a lot better with these than the typical uke group versions. Up Your Game! Bring your musicianship up — NOT bring the song down.

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Fly Me to the Moon - Lead Sheet
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Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: 07 Sep 2021

The Big Six Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles. These chords include: Seventh , Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five, Diminished Seventh, and Augmented Seventh. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Related Books

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Updated: Feb 13, 2020

Beyond learning basic Ukulele chords, most players struggle with advanced chords. Commonly called "jazz" chords, these more sophisticated voicings find a wide use in all forms of music. A Guide to Advanced Chords for Ukulele - presents a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Updated: Apr 20, 2022

Exploring jazz chords using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire. Core Chords are the basic set of chords needed to play a wide range of music, in a variety of styles. This set of chords includes basic open position chords, basic movable form chords and the core 4-part "jazz" chords.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.

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Autumn Leaves Updated: 26 Nov 2021

Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves") with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prevert. Yves Montand (with Irene Joachim) introduced "Les feuilles mortes" in 1946 in the film Les Portes de la Nuit. The American songwriter Johnny Mercer wrote English lyrics in 1947 and Jo Stafford was among the first to perform this version.

Don't Get Around Much Anymore Updated: 13 Dec 2011

Don't Get Around Much Anymore is a jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. The tune was originally titled "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.

Satin Doll Updated: 11 Feb 2020

Satin Doll - is a jazz standard written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Written in 1953, the song has been recorded countless times, by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, 101 Strings, and Nancy Wilson. Its chord progression is well known for its unusual use of chords and opening with a ii-V-I turnaround.

Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Fly Me to the Moon.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions Updated: 01 Jan 2003

These are the chord progressions, extracted from my book "Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele" for use with on-line and private students.

Related Song Files, Resources and Assets

Related Assets for Fly Me to the Moon.

Fly Me to the Moon - Lead Sheet Updated: 31 Dec 2016

Fly Me to the Moon - Premium Play-along Track, Key of C Updated: 31 Dec 2016

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