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Watch the Octaves: 4 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from SoloCraft

Octaves can still be referred to as double-stops as they are two notes played at the same time much in the same way as we did with the classic sixths. Check out the fingerboard diagrams provided and visualize the octave fingering shape. This shape spans four frets and may be tricky for you to keep together initially as you move it through the E minor scale up the neck. Try playing the scale from low to high on the 4th and 2nd strings and then descend back down the scale. Move the shape across to the 3rd and 1st strings and play the scale watching carefully where the intervals change. Repeat the process until you achieve a clean and precise octave sound from the full length of the scale on both sets of strings. You can do this with me to the video and of course we will have a playalong exercise for you to jam over.