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Improvising Without Scales

The Intervallic Guitar System of Carl Verheyen

By Carl Verheyen

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Guitar (electric) - Intermediate-Advanced
The Intervallic Guitar System of Carl Verheyen. Composed by Carl Verheyen. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Rock. Book/CD Set. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20816BCD).

Item Number: MB.20816BCD

ISBN 9780786646999. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

In this remarkable book, Carl Verheyen teaches his philosophy and techniques for improvising. Rather than hashing out scales, Carl teaches how to play lines with strong melodic content. By approaching melodies through intervals and chord qualities, infinite lines can be generated. Carl stresses the importance of collecting lines that can be used in improvised settings. These lines and examples will provide outstanding material for any guitarist yearning for melodic ideas and inspiration. Presented in standard notation and tab.

  • 01) In the Beginning  
  • 02) The Integrity of the Line  
  • 03) The Proximity Factor  
  • 04) Make Music Sound Different  
  • 05) The Lines  
  • 06) The Intervals  
  • 07) Melodic Direction  
  • 08) Major Key LInes  
  • 09) Minor Key Lines  
  • 10) Dominant 7th Key Lines  
  • 11) Coda  
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