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Falling in Love with Love

Wes Montgomery guitar Solo


taken from 'Montgomeryland'
rec 1959
Here's a solo thats as beautiful as it is virtuosic from Wes Montgomery,
taken from the 1959 album 'Montgomeryland' which features
his brothers Buddy on Piano and Monk on Bass, as well as
Louis Hayes on Drums and Pony Poindexter on Alto Sax.
The song 'Falling in Love with Love' was originally written in 3/4,
and is often still performed as a waltz. In this recording, the quartet alterate
between a half time ballad feel for Wes' solo, and a 4/4 medium tempo
for the Sax solo.
As the 4/4 swing has not yet been established, we feel Wes' solo
as a slow ballad, but with him playing double time lines througout.
This means that notating it makes for a lot of semi-quavers on the page, so
I've included how it would look as a 4/4 swing as well, for ease of reading.
There's a lot going on in this solo - rst learn the tune, and the changes
before attempting to play Wes' improvisation.
Transcribed by Sam Dunn
www.samdunnguitarist.co.uk
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