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Classic Double Stops: 3rds & 6ths

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Style: Basics · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 100
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The following example takes us in a more country-blues direction. The groove here is based on a simple I-IV-V change in E. Now using our number system let's take a look at the sequence. It starts with a G# on the third string played up against an open E (first string). Counting from the G# we find that the high E is the flat 6th tone of the G# major scale. The interval is a minor 6th. (Note: like we were talking about before, you can also refer to this same double-stop as an inverted major 3rd). Notice that the next interval, A/F#, changes it's shape and turns into a major 6th. Also be aware that in this sequence we're climbing in half steps. If you feel like using some guitar lingo, you can call them ascending chromatic 6ths. Take it slow and keep an eye out for similar double-stop patterns and some cool slides to keep things interesting.
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