Watch the Bouncin' online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know

While George Benson may have made a significant mark in the world of pop music his contribution to the legacy of jazz guitar is omnipresent. George combined the lyrical qualities found in Wes and Kenny Burrell along with the influence of blues and his incredible technique and formed a voice that is super recognizable. This first idea is a ii-V-I idea in the spirit of his recording of Billie's Bounce which is a must have recording. Check out his use of chromaticism and the shape of the line here.