Watch the Double Stops for Hendrix online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from Essentials: Power Ballad Soloing

Starting with scale tones and open strings can really grab some attention. This is a technique that can be applied in so many situations for a fresh and different kind of feel.

We move out of the relative minor scale into the E minor pentatonic at the 12th position to create a bluesy sound, even adding in a blues note, or the b5. We then ascend a melodic pedal run to reach the higher strings and then into some more double stops to end the solo.