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In THIs sE­rIEs of video lessons we are ex­plor­ing the gui­tar style of ses­sion ace Carl Verheyen, one of the most re­spected and ac­com­plished gui­tarists on the scene to­day. Carl has played on count­less ses­sions with artists from Al­lan Holdsworth to Dolly Par­ton, and for this se­ries he laid down a se­ries of so­los in one ses­sion, demon­strat­ing his melodic sense, im­pro­vi­sa­tional flair, fast think­ing and stylis­tic di­ver­sity.

In this ar­ti­cle, I’ve tran­scribed Carl’s im­pro­vi­sa­tion over two-and-a-half minute up-tempo coun­try blues track that Ja­son put to­gether, called Univibe Blues. The track is based on a very familiar and sim­ple 12-bar form (re­peated five times) in the key of Bb:

Carl Verheyen: an­other real mas­ter­class solo for you

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