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Wes Montgomery-style Octaves
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Wes Montgomery-style Octaves

This style is one of the most imitated and recycled sounds in the history of the guitar, yet many players are either not familiar with it, or simply play it wrong.

Wes Montgomery was one of the all-time greats of jazz guitar, and his influence has stretched far and wide, particularly with this highly recognizable style and technique.

These Montgomery-style octaves are best accomplished with the thumb "brush" technique, something that Jimi Hendrix utilized at Woodstock in his jam "Villanova Junction.”—Arlen Roth

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Arlen Roth
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Arlen Roth
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Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly say he’s done it all — Roth has, over the course of his celebrated 35-year career, played on the world’s grandest stages, accompanied many of the greatest figures in modern music and revolutionized the concept of teaching guitar. Read More...

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