Supertramp’s lead guitarist and top studio musician Carl Verheyen’s unique intervallic style has a fiery originality. In this program, he pulls you out of the “up-and-down-the-scales” rut and into some truly modern lines. Guiding you through dozens of major, minor and dominant lines, Carl will get you improvising with wider intervals, and your playing will open up!
Carl Verheyen is a world-renowned guitarist whose work can be heard on many of the biggest records, TV shows and movies released in the last twenty years. The lead guitarist for Supertramp since 1985, Carl has also worked with musicians like Max Roach, John Patitucci, Robben Ford, Stanley Clarke, Allan Holdsworth, and Little Richard. As a session guitarist, Carl has recorded for Christina Aguilera, Melissa Manchester, LeAnn Rimes, Dolly Parton, Cher, Glenn Frey (the Eagles), and many others.
Carl has played on hundreds of TV shows, including “Happy Days,” “Laverne and Shirley,” “Cheers,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “L.A. Law.” His movie soundtrack work includes Stand and Deliver, L.A. Story, Dusk “til Dawn, The Crow, Strange Days, Endless Summer II, Blow, Collateral Damage, and many more.
Carl is also a successful solo artist, receiving tremendous acclaim for his innovative style and mastery of the instrument. He has been named one of the “Top 10 Guitar Players in the World” by Guitar magazine (1996), “Best Studio Guitarist” in Guitar Player magazine’s reader’s poll, and “Best Guitarist of Los Angeles” by the LA Music Awards (1997).
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