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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.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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Camden Hugheshttp://camdenhughes.com/
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 www.camdenhughesmusic.com.

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  1. Tell me more about the counter melody on the last four bars, please . I would of like to start playing it with the melody I play in the right hand

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