In the Style of Wes Montgomery

Wes Montgomery was a powerhouse musician in every sense of the word. An amazingly gifted and innovative player, he's influenced countless guitarists over the last 50+ years. In this series, Marcelo takes a small peek into his genius. He looks at the techniques that defined parts of his playing.

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In this series, Marcelo takes a small peek into the genius of Wes Montgomery. He looks at the techniques that defined parts of his playing, like using the thumb and the octaves.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Series Introduction

The genius of Wes Montgomery can never be understated. In the series introduction, Marcelo previews what he is going to cover in this, an "In the Style of" series.

Length: 5:17 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 2

Using the Thumb

Right away, anyone will notice that Wes Montgomery played with his thumb almost exclusively. Marcelo uses this lesson to break down this technique and get you on your way!

Length: 8:39 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Octaves

Wes Montgomery's use of octaves has inspired countless guitar players over the years. In this lesson, Marcelo looks at the common shapes he used, and how to implement them into your playing.

Length: 9:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Blues Scale and Passing Notes

Harmonically, Wes Montgomery was based in the blues. In this lesson, Marcelo shows us how he always brought his playing back to the blues scale and passing notes.

Length: 11:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Other Wes Montgomery Techniques

Now Marcelo explores some other techniques that made Wes Montgomery's style so unique, particularly chord solos, chording between phrases, and injecting a latin feel into parts of his arrangements.

Length: 9:53 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 6

à La Wes Blues

Marcelo bring the entire style of Wes together here in this original song, "à La Wes Blues".

Length: 20:58 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
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