Pêle-Mêle Works’ instructional book, Intervallic Fretboard – Towards improvising On The Guitar, offers guitarists a different take on the fingerboard, with improvisation as the underlying motivation. Shapes and patterns are widely used in teaching the guitar, be it for scales, chords, or arpeggios. This book takes a different approach to the guitar fretboard, emphasizing an intervallic thought process.
Moving away from shapes and patterns, this knowledge of intervals on the fretboard and its geometric properties leads to an intelligent choice of notes based on their harmonic function. This fretboard know-how is exemplified through meaningful short exercises as well as fully-fledged pieces such as a chord-melody, a blues/rock tune, and a jazz composition.
Praised by guitar greats such as Brent Mason, Biréli Lagrène, or Brett Garsed, Intervallic Fretboard demonstrates the versatility and the value of intervallic thinking.
For more information on the book, visit: IntervallicFretboard.com. Pêle-Mêle Works develops and publishes music instructional products for students, teachers, and practicing musicians, including the CHEATSHEET Music series (CheatsheetMusic.com).
The first person to correctly answer the following 4 questions shall receive a free copy of INTERVALLIC FRETBOARD. Answers can be submitted below. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
Winner: Ádám Pantócsik
1. Who was the first artist to be interviewed by Guitar Messenger? Derek Trucks
2. Which guitarist presented the mighty Vertigo Squeal in his Artist Lick feature? Adam D.
3. Which guitarist introduced the C-G-C-E-G-D tuning in his Masterclass? Mark Holcomb
4. Which fusion guitarist reviewed Intervallic Fretboard? Brett Garsed