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One of Wes Montgomery's distinctive sounds was the way he used octaves in his solos. The way he used octaves had both a melodic and percussive quality. His ability to move with such ease around the instrument using this technique was ground breaking at the time and is still utilized by so many guitarists today. Here is an example in that style that uses this repetitive triplet figure to build tension and groove. Check it out.

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