Watch the Double Stop Chops online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Double Stop Chops

Hi, I'm Robbie Calvo, and welcome to Double Stop Chops. Double stops are two note melodic phrases that can be used to create solos, hooks, rhythmic and melodic motifs, and even simplified chordal parts. Double stops are rich and full of harmonic flavor, and once you hear the potential locked inside these little two note gems...you'll be wanting to use them all the time. I use double stops in almost everything I do - whether it's a solo at a gig, outlining chord changes in a band setting, or simply to add flavors on a session.

In this course, you'll learn how to locate and create incredibly musical double stop lines using major and minor 3rds, major and minor 6ths, 4ths, and octaves. We'll also combine single note lines with double stops to make sure you get the most out of this adventure. Studies will include playing over great R&B, Motown, rock, and blues progressions so that you can hear the subtle nuances, phrasing, and articulation associated with stylistic double stops, plus you'll learn how to discern which intervals work best in every range of your guitar. We'll also discuss and point out resolution points and tonality so that you'll always stay within the realms of taste and musicality.

You'll be playing through this course with everything you need for a seamless and smooth learning experience: tab, notation, fingerboard diagrams, chord charts, and killer jam tracks. Tune up, tune in, and get ready to enjoy the guitar in a whole new way!