Watch the Classic Sixths: 8 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from SoloCraft

These classic 6th double-stop ideas have been the basis of hundreds of memorable hooks from our musical past, present and we'll be hearing them way into the future.

Try adding some overdrive to some of these ideas when playing more of a rock vibe. 6ths sound great in country rock, blues, R&B, classical, pop, you name it. They work, and make a really special statement. Work on the fingerings shown on your diagrams and these videos and then jam over the backing track provided for you and improvise some licks and moves of your own. If you have the capability of recording your own backing tracks, try transposing these ideas into a different key and over a more complex harmonic progression to expand your abilities. Next up - octaves.