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Fly Me to the Moon

A popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Jan 29, 2020 • VIEWS: 96 • LESSON CODE: UL433

Instruments: leadsheet ANY playalong ukulele guitar Subjects: jazzstandard

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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 online, 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 groop versions. Up Your Game! Bring your musicianship up — NOT bring the song down.

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Fly Me To The Moon - Premium Playalong Track

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Desafinado - Premium Playalong Track with Guitar Melody Played

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

Lead sheet for the premium play-along track.


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Fly Me to the Moon - Premium Play-along Track, Key of C
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Premium play-along track for the jazz standard.


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Song Road Map

Tips and tricks for remembering a song.

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.


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Related Lessons

Related Lessons for Fly Me to the Moon at this time.

Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020

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.

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

Additional Song Files, Resources and Assets

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

Lead sheet for the premium play-along track.


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

Premium play-along track for the jazz standard.


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Related Books

Related Books for Fly Me to the Moon at this time.

A Guide to Advanced Ukulele Chords - Volume I
Updated: Feb 13, 2020

A highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords.

Exploring Jazz Chords on Ukulele
Updated: Nov 24, 2009

Using a variety of common chord progressions based on songs from the standard jazz repertoire.

Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Updated: Feb 7, 2019

Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords.

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Satin Doll
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Related Lesson Series

Related Lessons Series for Fly Me to the Moon at this time.

Jazz Standard Chord Progressions
Updated: Jan 1, 2003

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

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