19 New Wes Montgomery Guitar Tabs

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

We're very excited to announce that we've just posted 19 note-for-note jazz guitar tabs from the great Wes Montgomery. Pulled from the upcoming Hal Leonard Guitar Recorded Versions title Wes Montgomery Guitar Anthology, tracks here include "Four on Six," "Full House, "Airegin," and "D Minor Blues," among others.

New Wes Montgomery jazz guitar tab 

Ranking among the greatest jazz guitarists of all time, Montgomery possessed sumptuous tone and peerless phrasing, both of which have become the high watermark to which modern jazz guitarists aspire. Key to both elements was his use of his right-hand thumb for the attack—whether plucking sizzling, single-note bop lines or strumming his trademark octaves. And although his preference for all downstrokes and not using his fret hand's pinky finger did limit his ability to generate lightning-fast runs in the style of, say, Django Reinhardt, his phrasing never suffered. Indeed Montgomery was the rare guitarist who could improvise a nine-chorus solo without repeating a single lick!

To learn more about Wes's unique style, including his approach to octaves, thumb picking, and chord melody, check out our guitar video lesson "Wes Montgomery Style," taught by Wolf Marshall.

To purchase the Hal Leonard GRV book Wes Montgomery Guitar Anthology, click on the cover below.

Wes Montgomery Guitar Tab

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pat on January 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Man! I was just wondering why there was no "guitar recorded version" book of possibly the greatest guitarist of all time. great job!