Monk Thelonious – Round Midnight tab

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From: Howard Wright (Hman) 
Subject: m/thelonious_monk/round_midnight.crd
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 15:34:22 +0100 (BST)

                        Round Midnight  -   Thelonious Monk

                                   arranged by Howard Wright

I worked out these chords by listening to two versions of the song
I've got - one with Monk playing solo at the piano, and another with
him and drums, bass, horns etc.

The two versions aren't exactly the same - but I've tried to find
the common ground between them to get a 'basic' arrangement.

You can play around with the chords, jazzing them up a bit, but the ones
I'll give at the start are the 'basics'.

Within the versions I've got, there's a lot of variation in the chords.
Especially Monk's playing at the piano - he seems to love adding flat
5ths to every other chord !!!

In fact, if you want to increase the 'Monk factor', instead of playing
straight 7ths, play 7-5 chords instead.

E.g in the intro chords instead of :  Am7-5   D7    Gm7-5   C7  etc

You could play :  Am7-5   D7-5    Gm7-5   C7-5

Intro :

   Am7-5               D7            Gm7-5             C7

Fm7-5 Bb7
Verse 1 : ---------- Ebm Ebm/D Ebm/Db Cm6 Abm7 Db7 Ebm6 Bm7 E7 Bbm7 Eb7
Abm7 Db9 Ebm* Ab7-5 Cm7-5 F7 Bb7-5
Verse 2 : ---------- Almost exactly the same - but play Gbmaj7 in the 3rd line instead of Ebm* Ebm Ebm/D Ebm/Db Cm6 Abm7 Db7 Ebm6 Bm7 E7 Bbm7 Eb7 Abm7 Db9 Gbmaj7 Ab7-5 Cm7-5 F7 Bb7-5 One small variation you can try is on the second line of chords. Instead of staying on Ebm6 then going to Bm7, you could try this : Ebm6 Ab7 Bm7 E7 Bbm7 Eb7 The rest of the song repeats these chord changes - but breaks them up a bit and varies them as the solos go over the top. Chord Shapes : -------------- These are just suggested shapes - you could try others. Note - I've included two alternatives for these chords : Bm7, Bbm7, E7, Eb7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 5x554x x5453x 3x332x x3231x 1x110x 6x676x Am7-5 D7 Gm7-5 C7 Fm7-5 Bb7 E A D G B E E A D G B E EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 11 9 8 x x x 10 9 8 x x x 998xxx 8x78xx 464444 Ebm Ebm/D Ebm/Db Cm6 Abm7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x4342x x6x576 757xxx 056xxx 646xxx x6564x Db7 Ebm6 Bm7 E7 Bbm7 Eb7 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE x43444 x68876 4x453x 8x887x x8786x 6x675x Db9 Ebm* Ab7-5 Cm7-5 F7 Bb7-5 EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE EADGBE 2x332x 4x454x 797777 076750 686666 x6564x Gbmaj7 Ab7 Bm7 E7 Bbm7 Eb7
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