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

Pat Metheny is without a doubt one of the most prolific and recognizable modern jazz guitarists out there. His influences are vast stylistically and sonically but at the end of the day he is a huge fan of the tradition of the jazz guitar and especially predecessors like Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Kenny Burrell. This first idea is inspired by his performance on a recording he did with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins called Rejoicing. This is inspired by his performance on a blues called Blues For Pat. Take a listen.