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A fantastic way to get introduced to jazz guitar, Wes Montgomery’s Road Song is a standard that all aspiring guitarists’ should know.

A personal favorite of mine, and one that I play all the time, this song was released on Montgomery’s twentieth studio album Road Song.

A pioneer on the instrument, Wes employed many techniques and harmonic ideas that are still being copied today by players of all styles. By making common use of octaves and his unique thumb technique, he crafted a style that was all his own, and yet fits seamlessly on the instrument.

By learning the licks, chords and melodic ideas in this song you’ll walk away confident in your ability to play and improvise over slightly more complex jazz progressions.

With this in-depth lesson, you will learn the ins and outs of what made Wes great and by the end you’ll have a good enough grasp on some jazz concepts to start applying them to the rest of your repertoire.