Fly Me to the Moon for Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday

Anne Ku arranged a version of the popular Sinatra song Fly Me to the Moon for easy piano with full fingering and chords — and free download of the 2-page sheet music.

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2015 is a year many Sinatra lovers will celebrate with songs that he made famous. One of these is a favorite among my piano students. Each year, a new pianist will ask to play “Fly Me to the Moon.”

One Japanese student saw the descending pattern in the bass line. After studying the music, he also noticed a predictable pattern in the melody and chords. From as early as week two, I get my students to learn that music, like math, is all about identifying and recognizing patterns.

“Look for repeating patterns before you begin to play,” I say. “You reduce the unknown, and your anxiety evaporates. If the pattern repeats, you know what to anticipate. It’s no longer unfamiliar territory.”

Click on the sample score below to get the two-page PDF score.

For other “easy piano” arrangements, visit the Music section of this website.

Author: BLOGmaiden

As one of the earliest bloggers (since 1999), I enjoy meeting people who embrace "out-of-the-box" thinking and fear not the unknown. I believe in collaboration for sustainability because it increases stakeholder value.

One thought on “Fly Me to the Moon for Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday”

  1. This, to me, is a feel good song with feel good associations. The Frank Sinatra version of it was “the first music ever heard on the Moon”. This 1964 version was played on a portable cassette player by Buzz Aldrin after he stepped on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. It was also played when the Apollo 10 mission was orbiting the moon during it’s mission. It was also on the Space Cowboys soundtrack.

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