This guitar lick comes from two different scale patterns, box 1 and box 2 of the pentatonic minor patterns, or you could also call them the root 6 major and minor scales.
A double stop is simply two notes played simultaneously. In the right context, the right double stop can be an incredibly sweet addition to a solo. This particular lick actually has six double stops in it. Check it out:
Don’t worry about getting the rhythm right so much as getting the notes right. If you feel the rhythm differently than I do, that’s cool. The main point of this lick is to learn all these note pairings.
Did I say SIX double stops? That’s right, because the first two notes are one, (a fourth) then adding the hammered note creates a different double stop (a minor third), and so on with the other groupings too.
How many different ways can you find to use these note pairings in your own solos?
This is the 3rd Lick of the Week so far, and the first featuring double stops. Do you like this sound? Do you want more double stop licks? Let me know in the comments below.
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