Watch the 2 Part Harmony Runs online guitar lesson by Ray Nijenhuis from Western Swing Guitar Guidebook
Playing two and three-part harmony is a great tool for intros, section-like interludes and endings. They can also be used for soloing and playing back up in a more melodic way. This concept focuses on two-part harmony which can be defined as simultaneously playing two notes of a chord or two scale notes of the key we're in. We'll have to be able to locate dyads or double stops anywhere on the fretboard in order to come up with runs based on major, minor, diminished and augmented triads. We'll also dig into a hybrid technique enabling you to a play double stops with alternating picking.