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Electric rhythm & blues players starting with Curtis Mayfield and continuing with Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and others know the value of sweet doublestop pairs treated with hammers, pull-offs, and slides. On the acoustic, upper-register 4ths and suspensions get a metallic sheen that you just can't get on electric. Check these pairs of hammered doublestop 4ths, dropped into a ballad tempo and played in the style of Pat Metheny (a la "Travels").

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