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Dan52Tele

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Hello again, I'm struggling at the mo in a little bit of a rut. I can play through standards but as you know a lot are quite samey and a lot of the great jazzers add there own twist on the tune to make it fresh, ala ted.

Are there any sheets available with ideas of new chords to use under the melody (more ideas than rules) to make a tune like fly me to the moon new sounding.

Many thanks in advance.

Dan
barbarafranklin

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Hi Dan,

Check out the Lessons section on the site. Look under Chords and also under Harmony. I think you will find what you are looking for.

If that doesn't help, let me know & I'll look for something else.

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Chordwayze

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Hi Dan,

It's difficult to make 'Fly Me To The Moon' sound new. Its refrain has been quoted so often by jazzers, when improvising over other tunes. Notably in 'All The Things You Are'. There it has become a virtual 'must include' cliche'. Maybe Bart Howard was listening to 'ATTYA' when he came up with 'FMTTM'?

That's the whole point with 'Standards' They all use 'Standard' progressions.
For instance, the bridge of  'A Nightingale Sang...' is harmonically similar to the bridge of  'Once in a While' .

I suppose you could vary the rhythm of 'Fly Me To The Moon.' But hey, it's  nice melody in it's own right.

Happy Fretting
John
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