Wes Montgomery Quotes

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Wes Montgomery Quotes

Regardless of what you play, the biggest thing is keeping the feel going.
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I've really gone into business since I got the 6 string, which was like starting all over.

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If a jazz player is really playing, the classical player will have to respect him.

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I don't know that many chords. I'd be loaded if I knew that many. But that's not my aim. My aim is to move from one vein to the other without any trouble. The biggest thing to me is keeping a feeling, regardless what you play. So many cats lose their feeling at various times, not through the whole tune, but at various times, and it causes them to have to build up and drop down, and you can feel it.

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Playing octaves was just a coincidence. And it's still such a challenge, like chord versions, block chords like cats play on piano. There are a lot of things that can be done with it, but each is a field of its own. I used to have headaches every time I played octaves, because it was extra strain, but the minute I'd quit I'd be all right. But now I don't have headaches when I play octaves.

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When I got pretty good I went on the road with a group. We starved.

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