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Watch the Octaves: 1 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from SoloCraft

The definition of an Octave is: 2 notes of the same name played 12 semi-tones (notes) apart or as the name implies 8 (Oct) notes above or below in a scale. In this section of SoloCraft on Octaves I am going to show you one very simple shape that will enable you to capture the essence of playing exciting, fluid lines interwoven with wide octave runs along the full length of the fingerboard. This is a very distinctive sound and you will want this one for the gig bag a.s.a.p.! Are you ready to learn another really easy shape that sounds absolutely amazing?

The definition of an octave is two notes of the same note name only an octave or 12 notes apart in pitch. Octave lines have been trademarks of great guitarists like George Benson and Wes Montgomery but have also seen favor with top studio musicians and live players for decades in all styles of music. Octaves have a very distinct sound and can create some wonderful melodies in your solos and music. Check out my performance and watch as I move from playing octaves on the 4th and 2nd strings to the 3rd and 1st strings. You will also notice that I mix in regular lick ideas to break up the approach and add interest to the octave lines.