Double stops - or, to put it simply, playing two notes at the same time - are a great way of adding interest to guitar solos and rhythm parts. In this short electric guitar lesson, Elixir Strings artist Allan Salmon gives an introduction to using double stops, with easy-to-follow examples using both pentatonic and major scale shapes. Allan’s go-to strings are Elixir Electric Strings with OPTIWEB Coating for their fresh sound and feel gig after gig. Check them out: https://www.elixirstrings.com/guitar-strings/electric-guitar-strings
This technique can help inject some harmonic movement into your playing. From bluesy licks to pedal steel-type phrases, there will be no stopping you once you’ve got the double stops technique down.
London-based session guitarist and tutor Allan Salmon has toured worldwide with West End show Thriller Live and has a CV that includes Rhianna, Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) and Jamie Cullum. As a demonstrator he’s also contributed to the hugely popular Andertons Music YouTube channel.