“Straight No Chaser” is a 12-bar blues head written by Thelonius Monk. It was first recorded on Monk’s Blue Note Sessions in 1951. The song was originally written in Bb, but later it became popular in F as well due to Miles Davis’s famous recording on his hit record “Milestones”.
This blues head is a common jam session tune and important to be familiar with. The Straight No Chaser play along is in the key of F, as is the Straight No Chaser pdf chord chart, but it is important to be able to play it in Bb as well.

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Videos to learn the melody/changes