Blue Monk was written by Thelonious Monk. This is often one of the first 12 bar blues tunes that a jazz musician will learn. Listen to the way Thelonious plays a countermelody is his left hand during the last 4 bars of the tune. Monk’s countermelody is worth learning and using as part of your arrangements.

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Videos to learn the melody/changes

Blue Monk


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