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How High The Moon – Backing Track – Medium Up Swing -196 BPM

Here’s the backing track for how high the moon!

I play the song in G major, which is probably the most common key for the tune. This Medium up tempo is also quite common and fits well with the bebop theme written on this

This classic American songbook tune How High the Moon is a ABAC or 16-16 form song. The main point of interest is the use of switching from major to minor to modulate a whole step down.

How High The Moon is also the chord progression used for Ornithology though some chords in the Parker tune are changed into dominants. Coltrane also made a Giant Steps version of this called Satellite.

My Solo on this backing track:

Here are the changes I play>

More Backing tracks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWYuNvZPqqcEKZdvb3Q2iKIMqiEVJFqcM

If you want to check out a lesson on how I comp on How High The moon:

Comping Etude – How High The Moon

There’s also a lesson on soloing on this song:

How High The Moon – Solo Etude

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