Watch the Fourths, Fifths, Sixths: 1 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from SoloCraft
In my opinion learning to play some really cool 4th, 5th and 6th lick ideas is "must have" ability for the guitarist with his or her sights set on making some serious tonal waves. So, in this section aptly named fourths, fifths, and sixths you will be learning simple shapes derived from chords, pentatonic and major scale shapes that represent the best of the best ideas these intervals have to offer. If single note lines are a Pinot Grigio then a 4th,5th or 6th lick is a merlot. Bud light vs. Guinness. You get the point and you are going to love adding these beverages to your party tricks! It's your round!
Players of all genres use the approach of double-stop 4ths, 5ths and 6ths. The classic sound of Jimi Hendrix, playing these ideas from a minor or major pentatonic scale to the great rock, blues and country players of today. You may already be using these ideas in your playing and even if you aren't they are so easy to finger and create such a wonderfully musical statement that now is the time to add them to your guitar bag of tricks and techniques. Watch as I demonstrate some of these ideas in the solo performance and you'll hear just how valuable they can be to your own sound. Of course we've already looked at the classic sixths in a previous module but I demonstrate them here as they work so well in context with the other double-stops it made sense to show them again to solidify the approach and musical validity.