ExAMPLE CARL VeRheYen MASteRCLASS ...CONTINUED
[Bars 22-23] These bars are an effective use of double-stops employing a mixture of major and minor Blues scales in the style of an organ riff - look out for the semiquaver triplets which add to the vibe. [Bar 26] Here Carl uses slides, allowing rapid shifting from the 6th fret to the 13th. Take this slowly and prioritise consistency of tempo over speed. [Bars 29-30] Carl finds another gear here, and shows he has chops to spare and ends this blistering run with a bent note and bridge pickup switch combination. You’ll notice that regardless of the fluency of the phrase, Carl always has a target – a phrase ending – in mind, which maintains a sense of musical purpose and direction throughout.