Double stops are a great way of creating fills and extra interest in acoustic guitar accompaniments and solos. In this short acoustic guitar lesson, Elixir Strings artist Mandy Rowden breaks down how to harmonize the G major scale on the guitar and shows how to apply that to licks and fills in your own playing. Mandy plays Elixir Strings for their polished sound, smooth playability and long-lasting tone. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products
Learning how to harmonize scales with double stops can really open up new ideas and add depth to your sound. This approach can be applied to any scale, of course, so get experimenting and you’ll realise that, sometimes, two notes are better than one!
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mandy Rowden is based in Austin, Texas. In addition to a career as a solo artist she is the creator of Guitar Girl workshops, a teacher and music leader at Lucky Star Art Camp and a contributing writer for Guitar Girl Magazine. Mandy is signed to Howlin’ Dog Records.