In this lesson we’re going to break down the ultimate fretboard visualisation method. The interval system, also known as Intervallic Functions. You commonly see this fretboard visualisation method used by Jazz and Fusion guitarists such as Frank Gamble, Tom Quayle, Jack Gardiner, Guthrie Govan & Allan Holdsworth to name a few. All who are massive inspirations to us.
The Intervallic Function System, allows for true fretboard mastery. This goes way beyond 3nps scales, pentatonic box shapes, root position arpeggios and aims to prevent general noodling and instil intelligent note choices.
THIS is the system that will, beyond any doubt, take your playing and fretboard visualisation into the stratosphere if you’re willing to put in the work. Learning the intervals for guitar, or rather the intervallic function system, is vital to becoming a truly grounded musician. The learning hurdle for this method is quite a challenge but the payoff is greater than the hurdle is hard. In this lesson we’ll take a proper look at what it is and how to really understand and get to grips with this system that will enable true fretboard mastery regardless of what style of music you play. Being able to properly understand the fretboard applies to any genre of music.
Just like every modern player we’re always on the quest to expand our horizons. And what better way to do that than try to tackle the most freeing fretboard visualisation system of them all. This guide will help those players who have come to a plateau and are feeling stuck in a rut with 3nps scales and modes, just as we once were.
This is a very in-depth look at some vital guitar and music theory so brace yourself. Let’s do this!Continue Reading