Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: Double Stops

by Dirk Hagemann
www.blueslessons.net

Playing "double stops," means playing on two strings at once. You can
find Double Stops in Blues and Rock´n Roll, from the Stones to Heavy
Metal are the possibilities for this simple technique.
But there are triple stops (three strings) and quadruple stops
(four strings) as well.

For a Double Stop you hold two strings with one finger or you use ring
finger and pinky.

Recommended songs: Chuck Berry used Double Stops in nearly every song!
See "Johnny Be Goode", "Roll over Beethoven" and many others!

Double Stop Exercises


Exericse 1
E||-------------------------|-------------------------|
B||--5--7--5--7b-7b-5-------|-----5--7--7b-7b-5-------|
G||--5--7--5--7b-7b-5-------|-----5--7--7b-7b-5-------|
D||--------------------7----|--7-----------------7----|
A||-------------------------|-------------------------|
E||-------------------------|-------------------------|

Exericse 2 - Try on other strings as well                                                          
--3/-5--5--5--7--5-------|--5h-7--5-----------------|
--3/-5--5--5--7--5-------|--5h-7--5-----------------|
--------------------7----|-----------5h-7--5--7-----|
-------------------------|-----------5h-7--5--7--7--|
-------------------------|--------------------------|
-------------------------|--------------------------|

Exercise 3 - Move one finger on     Exercise 4 Intro of
another fret.                       "Pride and Joy" by SRV                                       
---------------------------|------|-----0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
-----10-----9-----7-----5--|------|--3/-5--5--5--5--5--5-----|
-----9------8-----7-----5--|------|--------------------------|
--0------0-----0-----0-----|------|-----------------------x--|
---------------------------|------|-----------------------x--|
---------------------------|------|-----------------------x--|
                                                                                
--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--7--7--7--7--7--7--7----|
--8b-8b-8b-8b-8b-8b-8b--3/|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--8b-8b-8b-8b-8b-8b-8b---|
--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|-------------------------|

Exercise 5 - Intro of "Back in the USA" by Chuck Berry
|------------------------|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
|----------------10--12--|--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
|------------11b---------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------------------|
                                                                    
--10------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--10--13--12--10--10--------------|--------------------------------|
------13--12--10--11--------------|--------------------------------|
----------------------12--10------|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12----|
------------------------------12--|--12--12--12--12--12--12--12----|
----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                              
----------------------------||
----------------------------||
--11/-9---9/--7--7/-5--5----||
--12/-10--10/-9--9/-7--7----||
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How jealous would you guys be if I told you I learned the double stop from Leo Kottke himself?

SterlingAxeMan wrote:
How jealous would you guys be if I told you I learned the double stop from Leo Kottke himself?

The lesson he gave me was very simple. It started out by having me just go in to my own zone by listening to double stops in my headphones. Once we actually got a good understanding of the rhythm and timing of double stops we began to practice and really those are the basic steps I remember. Even the masters can make it simple.

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