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Watch the R&B: Technique 2 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from RhythmCraft

Any of you guys that have watched my SoloCraft DVD will have learned some really cool double-stop ideas to play over these R&B style progressions. This time however we are going to be using them in conjunction with chords and upper voice leading moves to create interest and stylistic flair for the rhythm guitarist too!

Check out the voice leading and double-stop part that I play for both the G7 chord and the C7 chord. It's the same voicings and moves, I've just transposed them to work with each chord change.

These double-stops are chord tones and exist within the chords I'm playing over. Even the double-stop I play over the C7 and D7 chords are chord tones (found within the chords) and this is why they sound so strong. I do however play a double-stop move in transition from the G7 to the C7 that are not chord tones but it seems to work anyway. I love it when that happens!

I would strongly suggest using your fingers to play this combination approach to our R&B groove as it will allow you to really articulate the chords and the double-stop lines with precision and finesse.