18 Bebop Licks by Wes Montgomery

by | Jazz Improvisation, Wes Montgomery

Jazz Guitar LessonsA few weeks ago I posted a lesson titled “18 Bebop licks by Charlie Parker”. Here is a video doing the same, only that with some Wes Montgomery transcriptions!

In the Charlie Parker video I analyzed the makeup of 18 licks and showed you the architecture of a bebop line through a series of elements that all his phrases have in common. Using another carefully selected 18 licks, in this new masterclass I show you how Wes incorporated those same elements in his solos! I personally believe these phrases embody the essence of Wes’ melodic style.  As such, they are an invaluable study resource for any player seriously interested in learning his style!


The “18 Bebop Licks by Wes” Files can be downloaded for $10.00. Your contribution is much appreciated, as it helps support the site and allows me to keep investing the long hours required to produce these lessons. The download includes:  10 PDFs featuring regular notation and TAB in 2 keys and fingerings, MP3 of all the licks, and a Band In A Box file which you can use to practice if you have the software.

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