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Watch the Double Stops online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead

A double stop is where we play two notes in unison, there are triple stops as well. My favorite use of double stops is when we add a little bend or vibrato to them. This adds a cool rub in the overtone series and some nice tension to the notes. We can also use double stops to outline the sound of a chord, after all we are playing two notes, very often those two notes will be chord tones. Pedal steel licks are a great use of double stops as well, the trick there is to keep one note unbent and bend the other. To dig deeply into these check out some of TrueFire's great country guitar offerings.