Watch the Minor Vamp online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 50 Jazz Guitar Licks You MUST Know

This essential straight-eighth note groove is based on the Dorian mode - the pentatonic scale with the 9th and 4th added. Here Frank explores Wes Montgomery and George Benson's liberal - and tasty - use of octaves. Work on strumming the octaves with your thumb to get a warm, Wes approved tone.