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Fly Me To The Moon

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“Fly Me To The Moon” is a tune written by Bart Howard in 1954. It was originally entitled “In Other Words” but the title was later changed to “Fly Me To The Moon”. It has become a very popular song and many think of artists like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole because of their renditions of this tune.  Frank Sinatra’s 1964 recording of the tune was actually played for the astronauts on the Apollo 10 and Apollo 11 lunar-orbital missions.
This is a very useful tune to know, and it can be a real favorite for even casual jazz listeners. This tune is most commonly played in the key of C major but it is a good tune to know in every key. This is favorite tune in the repertoire of many vocalists and instrumentalists. It is a standard you simply must know.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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