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Thelonious

Composer Thelonious Monk    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 12/31/00; 11:24:41 PM
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Chord progression of Thelonious Monk's musical self-portrait Thelonious. This progression uses 7th chords moving down by half-step predominantly while using an irregular rhythm. The form used is a 32 bar AABA structure. During the A sections the melody consists almost entirely of a single repeated pitch, played in a rhythm which fits the irregular motion of the chords. Monk was portraying himself as the wild card he really was..

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Listen to a "Thelonious", Track #4 from Thelonious Monk's album "Genius Of Modern Music, Volume 1" in Windows Media Viewer format (courtesy of Amazon.com)

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