Double Stop Exercises | Hub Guitar

Double Stop Exercises

Double stop picking is the technique of plucking two strings at once. If you want to advance this skill, try these exercises.

The Exercises

Blues double stop example

Double stop example--E major scale in diatonic thirds.

The above example is a pentatonic riff with double-stops that you might find in the blues genre.

Harmonized melody double stop example

Double stop example--pentatonic scale.

You can also use double stops (primarily of thirds and sixths) to harmonize a melody, as in the above example.

More Practice

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