Time signature for Fly Me To The Moon?????

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Johnny StingRay, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay Guest

    Nov 24, 2006
    What the heck is the time signature for Fly Me To The Moon?

    Real Book = 3/4
    Ralph Patt Vanilla Changes and www.realbook.us = 4/4
    Musescore = 5/4
    Playground Sessions = 4/2

    I usually prefer Ralph Patt (RIP) Vanilla Changes because it allows me a lot of freedom and ease to create my own chord extensions and substitutions; plus, he was a very experienced player, so I tend to accept his 4/4 for this song.

    I'd appreciate any input from the learned members of Talk Bass!
     
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    I believe the original is 3/4 but is usually played in 4/4.
     
  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    its in 4/4. I play jazz for a living and never have even heard a version of it in 3/4. I'd love to find it though..

    But yeah fly me to the moon is in 4/4.
     
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  4. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
     
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  5. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    4/4
     
  6. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    Play it as you will. Obviously the tune can take it.

    Nice 3/4 version above!

    Oh, look--cut time bossa nova, too:

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  7. mrcbass

    mrcbass

    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I think most of us are familiar with the 4/4 version (Sinatra come to my mind) with t a lot of swing on it. But as proven above, it has been done in a 3/4 waltz.

    I guess you could say the original version is "right" (don't know which that is), but that's the fun things about jazz - you can spin things anyway you can imagine it.
     
  8. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay Guest

    Nov 24, 2006
    Thank you, everyone.
     
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