This Wes Montgomery Guitar Lesson is breaking down parts of the solo on Four on Six. This version is from the album: “The Incredible Jazz Guitar”. What makes Wes a great improviser and jazz guitarist is not that he played octaves or chord solos. There are other aspects of his playing that are the reason that we consider him the most important jazz guitarist in modern jazz.
This video goes over 5 aspects of his playing that you can easily work on in your own guitar solos. I think really defines what is great about his playing.
If you want to check out another Wes Montgomery Lesson then have a look at this lesson:
Wes Montgomery – This is What Makes Him Amazing
0:00 Intro Wes Montgomery – Four On Six
0:10 5 Simple Things in Wes’ Style
0:53 Four on Six and The Incredible Jazz Guitar of WM
1:22 #1 Just use the arpeggios (and make great melodies)
3:32 #2 Don’t be afraid to Use Repeated Notes (Groove and Melody)
5:24 What are the things you love about Wes Montgomery? Leave a comment
5:50 #3 Motifs and Call-Response melodies
8:05 #4 Dynamics within the Solo lines
9:28 #5 Do You Have The Blues?
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