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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Advanced Double Stop Concepts

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[MUSIC]
Okay, now I'm gonna show you
a bunch of advanced double stop stuff.
I mean we're just kinda gonna
let the flood gates open here.
I'm gonna show you some rhythm stuff.
I'm gonna show you some lead stuff.
And then we'll do some examples
to the backing tracks, and
you can be on your way here with kind
of continuing to connect these ideas.
And it's all about connecting,
it's shifting,
playing up to speed,
seeing it before you get there,
seeing these shapes well enough with
your foundations that I've showed you.
You have to have these fundamentals
down before you can really blaze
through a solo.
Everybody wants to know, man,
how do you solo so fast on a song like
Truck Drivin' Man, or something that's
cooking, Working Man Blues or something?
And the key is just you
gotta know these home bases.
You gotta know these chord positions, and
you gotta know all of them up to the neck.
And it takes a lot of time to learn that,
but hopefully with these lessons,
we'll unlock the keys to
some of the magic and
some of the stuff here,
some of the real stuff.
With that being said, let's get into
some other kinda double stop stuff.
We'll do some a little
couple rhythm ideas, and
then I'll move into some other kind
of advanced double stop techniques.
And what that is, is of' course we're
using our multiple fingers here and
the pick to do this technique.
So, right now, I wanna just show
you a couple things I do in rhythm.
Like if I'm in A,
[MUSIC]
I'll play out of this position.
So it's an A7 position, but I'm just using
the 5, the flat 7, and the 3, [SOUND].
And I'm incorporating this
D as well to suss this out,
to play the suss chord,
[MUSIC].
And I'll even use this E minor shape,
[MUSIC].
So, these two notes are staying the same,
[SOUND].
And I'm just changing the G note from B,
[SOUND] to C sharp, [SOUND] to D,
[SOUND] and then back.
So, that little pattern is,
and we're gonna
do this pattern with the right hand,
[MUSIC].
And we're kinda pedaling
of that open A as well,
[MUSIC].
So up to speed, that sounds like this,
[MUSIC].
And I am pulling off with
both fingers,
[MUSIC].
So, I'm just using that tritone and
then pedaling off the, well,
really when you're up to speed,
that low A string doesn't speak as
well as it does at a slower tempo.
But you can still kinda get the effect
that I'm doing on here,
[MUSIC].
And then when I go to the four chord,
I'm keeping the E going, [SOUND].
And I'm just moving the tritone,
[SOUND] down to this,
[MUSIC]
so I'm going,
[MUSIC].
And I'm hitting F sharp there,
[MUSIC]
which sounds really weird right now.
But when you're doing it with a band and
then you got a bass
player holding down the anchor notes,
it sounds pretty cool.
And it's just a clean, kind of funky
rhythm pattern that you can do.
And you can throw
in that suss
too like,
[MUSIC].
So that's a little bit of a technique you
can use for the kinda rhythm stuff there.
Another lick that I do all the time and
we'll get up in,
let's get into D for this lick,
[MUSIC].
And we're gonna be working off of this,
[MUSIC]
with this pattern,
[MUSIC].
And we're gonna introduce
this chord here too,
cuz I've been showing kinda how this,
[MUSIC]
that seventh chord and
this,
[MUSIC].
How that kind of works,
but I wanna show you
too how to expand on that, so,
[MUSIC].
We're looking at this shape, but
we're gonna play our ring finger on C,
[SOUND] our middle finger will be on E,
[SOUND].
Our first finger will be on F sharp, and
then our little finger will be on D, so,
[MUSIC]
that's that chord,
[MUSIC].
Now, you can raise your first
finger to suss this too,
[MUSIC].
And this chord's gonna come
in handy in a little bit.
I'm gonna start showing you some
stuff that you can do with that
chord,
[MUSIC].
But right now, we're gonna work out of
this position with your ring finger
where we left off on that chord, [SOUND].
And then these two notes,
this double stop,
[MUSIC].
So, I'm gonna show you a little bit of
a great little lick you can use for
some speed here.
And what I do is I slide into
it like this,
[MUSIC].
So,
[MUSIC]
that's the idea, so
you can do it a couple of different ways.
You can do it like this,
[MUSIC]
to where I'm sliding my
little finger,
[MUSIC].
So that's the idea for that lick,
[MUSIC].
And then the other way you
can do it is,
[MUSIC].
So I'm
rocking off of,
[MUSIC].
You can suss that as well with your middle
finger on the G note,
[MUSIC].
Okay, so with that being said,
[MUSIC].
So I'm gonna go to the full chord.
I'm gonna go to G7,
[MUSIC].
And I'm gonna play out of this position,
[MUSIC].
And I'm gonna slab my little
finger with that,
[MUSIC].
And I'm gonna go to the five chord,
[MUSIC]
and that's A.
[MUSIC]
A7, G,
[MUSIC]
G7,
[MUSIC]
and then D7.
So, all together
that would be,
[MUSIC].
So that's a great little kind of a fast
double stop lick that you can do there,
[MUSIC].
That's how you
could get out
of that lick
too,
[MUSIC].
So another thing you can do with that lick
is you can play the same lick over all
three chords.
I can start here,
[MUSIC].
You can get,
[MUSIC]
a little out of tune
here I think,
[MUSIC].
So that's just how you can
get out of that lick too.
There's a great little idea,
another good idea for
some advance kinda double stuff action
here is if you're in C, let's go to C.
And I'm just using these
different keys as examples, so
obviously they work all over the neck.
So here's a good one, it goes,
[MUSIC].
So,
[MUSIC]
and I'm gonna rock off of this C note
right here too,
[MUSIC].
So,
[MUSIC]
so, I'm going,
[MUSIC].
So,
[MUSIC]
so,
[MUSIC]
so,
[MUSIC].
So it's just
connecting all
those,
[MUSIC].
So there's some advanced double
stops techniques there on
a couple of different keys, too.
[MUSIC]