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In September we remember Emily all month long, honoring her birthday on September 18th, 1957.    This year we do it in style with Wolfgang Kulawik's first ever transcription of Emily's Wes style octave-romping, full-fledged be-bopping composition called Pocket Wes, from the 1982 album, Take Two.    Pocket Wes begins with a sensational flourish from note one and never looks back. Dive into the music anyway you like it and celebrate Emily in your own way throughout September.
Cheers to Emily's incomparable energy and style.

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D Natural Blues In Bb

DNaturalFeatureFor those who have been patiently waiting for a transcription of Emily's spin on Wes Montgomery's D Natural Blues played at the beginning of her lesson video Bebop & Swing Guitar, two versions have come to the rescue. Through Watch and Learn Inc, Guy Fenocchi breaks down the techniques and methods that make this blues song swing so sweetly. fvg2For a very small and reasonable fee you can download the full lesson, over 16 minutes, plus more importantly you also receive the notation and tab for learning the head, a great bonus for eager students. Guy really knows his business, his teaching style is easy going but very direct and instinctual. You can find more of his lessons and examples at FreeGuitarVideos.com. Also, don't forget to check out Guy's own incredible playing of this song and others at Youtube. We are in great appreciation that he took the time to provide this lesson on one of the more popular requests for Emily's short performances. Thanks Guy!
Check out this short clip from Guy's great instructional video on D Natural Blues

And in perfect timing, for players who enjoy power tab versions, long time Emily fan Clive Blackman has graciously shared his transcription of Emily's Bb Blues in pdf form as well. Between these two very helpful guides and video lesson, if B flat blues has been on your list of songs to learn, there's never been a better time to dig in.

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