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Wes Montgomery Type Blues Licks

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 170
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Like the previous page, an ascending arpeggio is used with quarter note triplets. In this case in measure 7, it's an FMaj7 (F,A,C,E). Little sidenote here: the A,C, and E notes form what is called an upper structure triad which are the notes in a G7 scale that are not chord tones. Thus, if you take the scale for a G7 - G,A,B,C,D,E,F - and remove G,B,D,F (which are chord tones of a G7), you get A,C,E. Wes often used upper structure triad arpeggios like this to create hip lines (though I'm not sure if he knew that's what it was called). Also note in measure 12 the use of the same chromatic blues lick we learned in the previous page.
Wes Montgomery Type Blues Licks - Page 6
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