The Monk Pack by Open Studio

The Monk Pack

Seven lessons that journey through Thelonious Monk's unique style and celebrated compositions, curated from Peter Martin's acclaimed Jazz Piano Method.

Master the music of Monk.

Are you ready to dig into the world of Thelonious Monk?

From 'Round Midnight to Blue Monk to lesser known tunes like Criss-Cross and Reflections, the canon of Monk's compositions are required reading for your jazz piano journey.

But, you'll need more than a slimmed down lead sheet to understand the finer details and architecture underlying Monk's tunes.

Acclaimed pianist and educator Peter Martin breaks down the idiosyncrasies and delights of Monk's approach with 7 lessons on 7 essential tunes in this curated collection of lessons from the Jazz Piano Method (JPM). 
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What's included:

  • 7 lessons on 7 essential Monk tunes from the JPM catalog:
    • Blue Monk
    • Monk's Dream
    • 'Round Midnight
    • Criss-Cross
    • Green Chimneys
    • Evidence
    • Reflections
  • Downloadable audio for all lessons
  • PDF downloads of tunes and transcriptions
  • Lifetime Access to everything!
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Meet Your Teacher...

Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, educator, and founder of Open Studio. Peter has performed and recorded on six continents with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman as well as his own ensembles. He has recorded over 400 lessons, pioneering the field of online jazz education and was recently featured in the New York Times for his ground breaking work.

What's in the pack

Welcome to the Monk Pack!
11 mins
The Open Studio Practice Journal
1 min
How to Use Living Notation
Blue Monk 🎼
Monk's Dream
21 mins
'Round Midnight
25 mins
16 mins
Green Chimneys 🎼
20 mins
18 mins
Simple Player Versions
Blue Monk
16 mins
Green Chimneys
20 mins
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