Double stops – or, to put it simply, playing 2 notes at the exact same time – are a great method of including interest to guitar solos and rhythm parts. In this short electric guitar lesson, Elixir Strings artist Allan Salmon gives an intro to using double stops, with easy-to-follow examples utilizing both pentatonic and significant scale shapes. Allan’s go-to strings are Elixir Electric Strings with OPTIWEB Finishing for their fresh noise and feel gig after gig. Check them out:

This strategy can help inject some harmonic motion into your playing. From bluesy licks to pedal steel-type expressions, there will be no stopping you as soon as you have actually got the double stops strategy down.

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