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Double Stops

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 140
Pages: 1 2 3 4

A double stop is when you play two notes at the same time. it could also be something else (I've been wrong plenty of times in the past), but this is usually how I refer to it. I think about double stops in two different ways:
  1. I'm implying a particular harmony by playing a 2 or 3 note chord
  2. I'm just playing a lick and I keep a note ringing above it.
In this lesson, we'll see both methods of thinking. The example below comes from the first method. In the 1st measure, the chord is G7, so I play a 3-note version of a G7 hammering into the third. I then play a C triad (C-E-G), and then back to the G7. In the 2nd measure, I imply basically an F#7 by playing the C# and hammering into the A# below it...
Double Stops