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  1. #1
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    Wes Montgomery, "Sundown" or "Sun Down"

    Love this tune. (Below, a backing track video, a lesson on playing the head, and a breakdown of the solo. Did you come to the right place or what?)

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
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    Backing track, breakdown of the head, breakdown of the solo








    Note: I didn't learn the head from the above video but it seems solid enough.
    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    First chorus of solo broken down into small parts and slowed down

    "Learn the repertoire. It’s all in the songs. If you learn 200 songs, you will have no problem improvising."
    Frank Vignola

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    Nice tune - love it too! One of the first jazz blues I was able to transcribe. Reminds me also a bit of Cannonball Adderley's joyous blues-related playing.
    Now, it can be combined with that mellow grand and carrying guitar sound, even audible in an old and really perfunctory clip:


  5. #5
    I learned the head and two chorus' a couple of years ago. What a great tune and solo.

  6. #6
    Herbie Hancock plays an all time great piano solo too!
    Pete Martin - just a mandolin guy but loves jazz guitar
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    Does jazz guitar playing get any better than Wes Montgomery?!

    No matter how many times I hear this guy I continue to be amazed at how melodic his improvised solos are.

    A lot of the times they seem to be better melodies than the melody itself!

    Thanks for posting this fine reminder.

    Regards,
    Steven Herron
    Wes Montgomery Tabs - Guitar Solos, Tab Books, Instruction DVDs + Video Lessons

  8. #8
    Roger that

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