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Tom Waits "Tango Till They're Sore"

Lesson description: Duders!

The "drunk Thelonious Monk" piano intro to this classic Waits tune always fascinated me. I'll be honest, I was not prepared for just how out-there those note choices are! Often times, I can understand why an artist chose a specific passage, or cluster of notes. In the case of Tom's piano opening, I won't lie: I'm baffled!

The rest of the song follows a i iv V7 minor key progression comfortably, though. So, if you can make it through the intro, you're golden!

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Format: Sibelius-created digital score with tabs & standard notation

Delivery: Tablature is available as convenient .pdf download, and my custom made backing track is included as a free extra! You'll find the download links on your checkout page and in your email. We encourage you to make a customer account when you check out, so all your future purchases can be found in one place.