EXAMPLE CARL VERHEYEN MASTERCLASS
[Bars 1-4] Carl demonstrates a range of voicings over Em7. All the notes derive from E minor Pentatonic with an added 9th (E-F#-G-A-B-D). These work well over Em7 without any problematic tensions. In this way chords can be freely constructed from this set of notes to form effective melodies. Similarly bars 5- 6 (over Am7) are built from A Dorian (A-B -C- D - E- F#-G) and a hybrid-picked 6th-5th pattern is used in bars 6-8 (ie B-G-E, C-A-E, G-E-B). [Bar 9] Play the chord harmonics by ‘brush-strumming’ over the 19th fret (12 frets above the chord). The pick strums, the first finger touches the 19th fret. [Bars 13-16] Here we see a catalogue of voicings over an Em7 context. Again we see the use of the 6th-5th intervallic pattern built on E minor Pentatonic with an added 9th (E-F#-G-A-B-D), but also the slightly more angular ‘stacked 5th’ pattern (E-B-F# and D-A-E) in bars 14-15.