Jazz Standards – ‘Round Midnight

‘Round Midnight was created by Thelonious Monk in 1944 and is a very popular standard (ballad). If you want to learn to play jazz guitar this will be one of the common standards you play at gigs.

‘Round Midnight chords / lead sheet. As usual the chords can vary widely in different recordings and lead sheets/fake books. Here is a discussion of some alternative harmonic approaches along with a Wes Montgomery Round Midnight chord solo transcription by Steve Khan.


Wes Montgomery Round Midnight transcription

Howard Morgen’s version from ‘Through Chord-Melody and Beyond’

My ‘Round Midnight chord melody arrangement

If you haven’t seen the Lick By Neck site and software you need to check this out. He’s got a ton of arrangements.

‘Round Midnight backing track video

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