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

In this segment of SoloCraft I will be defining how to use minor and major classic sixths to create memorable hooks and melodies over simple chord progressions. The classic sixths shapes can be found virtually anywhere on your guitar and I will show you specifically where they are within the chords we are playing over and other possible voicings of the same chords across the fret board. Don't worry; no heavy theory or difficult fingerings, just great music and a new craft for your Solos.

When I refer to classic sixths I am talking about double-stops that are made up of an interval of either a major or minor 6th. The definition of a double-stop is two notes played at the same time and the classic sixths double-stop has been heard on records from the 50's through modern times in a variety of genres of music. The style in which I have chosen to demonstrate this technique is Motown/R&B because it is a sound which I know many of you will be familiar with. Check out the sample solo coming up next and I know you will hear exactly what I mean.