Thelonious Monk Well You Needn't

Well You Needn’t – How to Dominate This Jam Session Tune (Premium)

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Composition, Playing Techniques, Premium Only, Tunes

If you’ve ever been to a jam session before, you’ve probably encountered the famous Thelonious Monk tune Well You Needn’t. Over the years, it’s become one of the most popular jazz standards, but unfortunately, this is one of the tunes that the infamous Real Book got wrong…

The chord progression of Well You Needn’t written out in the Real Book mistakenly based its changes and melody upon how Miles Davis interpreted the tune rather than how Monk actually composed it.

And on top of that, there are some big issues with how they write the changes that will have you thinking about the tune in the wrong way. So today, we’re going to fix this gap in your knowledge once and for all…

In this lesson, we’ll study how Thelonious Monk intended the tune to go – both the chord changes and the melody. And we’ll take a look into how Miles Davis played it, too.

Then, we’ll breakdown how John Coltrane approached playing over this unique progression, giving you tons of highly effective soloing techniques that you can start using on Well You Needn’t today.

This is possibly the most in-depth study ...

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