Watch the Octoblues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

Octoblues - Lick 12 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Dempsey and is sourced from 50 Soul Jazz Licks You MUST Know.


One of the signature aspects of Wes Montgomery is his use of octaves in his improvisations. Here is a lick coming out of the sound of the blues using octaves. We use a combination of content from the minor pentatonic scale, blues scale and mixolydian mode when we resolve the line using the third of the dominant chord. These octave kinds of licks are a great tool to bring another color into your playing.