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Miles Davis Solo Transcription “But Not For Me”

“But Not for Me” is a popular jazz standard written by George and Ira Gershwin. The Miles Davis recording of this tune is from a fairly early Miles Davis album, “Bag’s Groove.” The album was recorded in 1954 and released in 1957.  It features pianists Horace Silver and Thelonious Monk, vibraphonist Milt Jackson (“Bags”), bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke. This album features the first Miles’ recording with his iconic harmon mute sound, which he used on the track Oleo.

Horace Silver plays piano on “But Not for Me.”

Enjoy this transcription! You can find our play along, chord charts, and recordings to listen to at our But Not for Me page.


But Not For Me Transcription

But Not for Me Transcription

But Not for Me Trascription Bb

But Not for Me Trascription Eb


Camden Hughes
Camden Hughes
Camden is a working jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator currently living near Boise, ID. He teaches music at the Idaho Arts Charter School, and is the jazz adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University. Check out his music at


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