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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Connecting the Double Stops

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Okay, now we're gonna talk about,
and do some exercises,
with how to connect these
double stops when you are changing cords.
So what we're gonna look at, and
this has been the blanket
kinda statement for
the whole program here,
is just looking at these chord shapes.
And really really picking these
apart into these two note and
three note partials of these chords.
So with that being said, we're gonna look
at how these work up and down the neck.
So we're gonna start with,
let's start in G,
cuz that'll give us the broadest spectrum
here, to be able to go from this shape.
[MUSIC]
And this shape here.
So if I'm doing something like
sliding up into this position.
Which, a lot of times, if you're in G,
you're gonna use this to get into your
solo or your fills, or
whatever you're doing here.
You're gonna come off this base G note.
[MUSIC]
I mean that's just a good way to
get into your solo or your fills.
[MUSIC]
Or you could do the seven.
[MUSIC]
Five, seven.
[MUSIC]
Or
[MUSIC].
So that will be a good way
to transition to your C.
If you come in here.
[MUSIC]
So we're basically
using that major third
[MUSIC]
right there, to change
[MUSIC]
and that takes us right to C.
[MUSIC]
And then, once you're there,
then you're open to these
other licks that I showed you.
So
[MUSIC]
then you're right there at
that double stop
[MUSIC].
And then, once I'm there,
[MUSIC]
well, I know then right there,
[MUSIC]
there's my double stop in my D
position G, so I'm going
[MUSIC]
a C,
[MUSIC].
Okay, then I'm there, I'm at that
home base, I'm in that position.
So after that
[MUSIC].
Now there's two things you could do here,
you could go up,
which is based off of that G shape,
and you're just [SOUND],
you're hitting the minor third, but
you're kinda bending up a little bit.
It's almost like that
blues-looking E that people do
[MUSIC],
but you're gonna do right here.
[MUSIC]
And
then you're landing right on your G
note on this, out of that chord shape.
So so far,
you've gone
[MUSIC].
So right there,
you're set up to go
back down the neck
this way, so
[MUSIC].
So that whole thing, well,
then, once you're there again,
you can go,
[MUSIC].
You could do that.
[MUSIC]
And all that is is you're
going G shape
[MUSIC]
F, which covers like G7
[MUSIC].
So
[MUSIC],
And then G,
[MUSIC],
down to like a G7.
So with that as there, that's like your G,
like your G sixth
[MUSIC].
If you played the whole chord,
it would be like that.
So it's
[MUSIC].
So
[MUSIC],
and your bass note here is just basically
adding a little accent to these [SOUND].
So
[MUSIC]
and your're anchoring that off your,
pedaling off that with your pick, so
[MUSIC].
And then you're right down there
[MUSIC],
right back to your G.
So you've gone [SOUND],
let's see,
you've gone.
[MUSIC]
You could
do that if you
want to resolve.
So that's kinda showing you how
you connect a few of those.
Now, we can incorporate
going to the five chord.
[MUSIC]
Let's see,
[MUSIC].
Okay, so say you got right there [SOUND],
and the five chord was coming up,
the D chord.
So you've got
[MUSIC].
Well right there,
I could go right here [SOUND] and
play off of this position
[MUSIC].
I could go,
[MUSIC].
So I could work
off of that,
so
[MUSIC].
Now, that was the same thing we
did down here, but out of D.
So
[MUSIC].
Well, look where I am right there
[MUSIC],
right out of that G position.
[MUSIC]
So that's
how we got
from the
[MUSIC].
So we've gone all the way
down the fingerboard,
connecting those double stops,
these notes here.
[MUSIC]
That's all just connecting.
[MUSIC]
So there's a lot
of ways you can connect those.
You just gotta see those
chords [INAUDIBLE].
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Let's go to the key
of A for a minute and
connect some things up there.
So, right here, getting into
some sort of solo here or fills.
[MUSIC]
Let's see.
[MUSIC]
So,
[MUSIC]
you can do that little slot.
[MUSIC]
That gets you up to the A7.
[MUSIC]
So I'm just going up.
[MUSIC]
Now, look,
if you keep going up
[MUSIC]
there's D7 right there,
so
[MUSIC].
So,
[MUSIC]
that's E7 cuz
there's that chord.
[MUSIC]
And
any time you
have that
[MUSIC].
So, and
then you can slide all the way up to here
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
Go to D.
[MUSIC]
Go to E.
[MUSIC]
See.
[MUSIC]
I use that seven
to get right to my D.
[MUSIC]
I go
to the five
[MUSIC].
So there's some ideas on just more
connecting those double stops
in the chord changes.
And being able
to see how those
shift around.
So if you're an A,
[MUSIC]
literally you're just changing
the position of the same lick.
It's just, there's so much repetitiveness
that goes on with the guitar
as far as the way these chord changes are
laid out and the licks and on all that.
The more you work with these
in these different keys,
the more that all's gonna click.
And you're really gonna start
seeing how these double stops and
the sevens of,
[MUSIC]
of these things really work.
So, that was just kind of a short
little run down in those.
Now let's utilize some of those
in some backing tracks just to give
you a few examples of how those work.
>> One two three.
[MUSIC]
Okay
that was
a just
connecting
a few those
ideas.
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