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Dobro Lessons: Double Stops & Chords

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So what I just showed you was
a D blues pentatonic scale.
Now I want to go over just some basic
chords with you.
And perhaps a few double stops.
So
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open, you just strum this all the way
open, you've got a D major chord.
Now if you want to go to, say, the four
chord as you would in
a blues progression, you go to the fifth
fret and you play G.
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G is the four chord
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in the key of D.
You've got D, fifth fret you've got G.
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Now you go up two more frets,
you've got an A chord and those three
chords are really all you need to know to
get started in playing blues, so you get D
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G on the fifth.
A on the seventh.
And D once again.
Now the entire range of one octave is 12
frets right here so
if you go up to the 12th fret and strum
that.
That's a D once again.
So this is kind of like, you know,
your, your one octave working range from
open to the 12th frat.
So you got D here.
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And you got D here.
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And in between there,
you've got all of the chords you're
probably gonna use.
Now, of course, you can go above that.
That sorta begins the pattern once again.
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So you may want to just practice strumming
these, this basic one, four,
five progression.
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Now, another technique we use in lap steel
quite a bit, are something called double
stops.
Which is where you're playing two notes at
the same time.
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And
the way a lot of times I'll do this is.
Just with these two fingers
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and with these two notes these two top
strings you got D and A.
They're a fifth apart.
And they make a real nice interval
together.
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So you can practice doing double stops
with these two fingers.
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And that's a nice pattern right there.
Where you plan open
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third fret,
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fifth fret,
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sixth fret,
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seventh fret,
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tenth,
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and 12th
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now you can do the same exact thing.
You've got D and A here.
Well you've also got D and A here an
octave lower on the fourth and
fifth string.
So you can do the exact same pattern down
here.
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So that's just gonna get started playing a
few basic chords the one,
the four and the five and get you using
your fingers to play a few double stops.
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