Here’s my tab transcription for C6 6-string lap steel of the Thelonious Monk Quartet Misterioso head section from the album Misterioso.

The tuning is good old standard CEGACE. Low to high.

I love that it’s a Bb tune but we’re playing down around the 5th fret. (Typically my head tends to put me up at the 10th fret for Bb.)

(Click on the Flat logo to see/hear the whole piece.)


Here’s me (and my hairy legs) and my RAM Speak Easy 8-string (I only use the top 6 strings for this.)

Original piece:


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