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Watch the Open String Triple Stops: 4 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from SoloCraft

The open string triple stop idea will work in some keys and not others due to the pitch of the available open string. In our first example I am playing in the key of A, then E and then the key of G for two measures. Look at the chord chart provided and you will see where these changes occur. The open string that I chose to employ between my double-stop 6ths is the note B and it will work as you can hear over all of our chord changes. B is the II in A, the V in E and the III in G. Also in this section I describe how the triple stop ideas from the key of E major relate to their corresponding diatonic chord from the same key. This will help you place the correct triple stop idea over the partner chord as it occurs in our progression. Follow my descriptions as I walk through them so that you understand how to utilize this technique to its fullest potential. It's a great technique for intros, outros and melodic hook lines.