How to Play An Acoustic Blues Guitar Lick with Double Stops

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lick with Double Stops -- Blues Guitar Lesson on Double Stops Lick

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lick with Double Stops - Blues Guitar Lesson on Double Stops Lick

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with showing
you an acoustic blues lick today. I love playing
blues on acoustic guitar and this could be used
in a G blues or just played over a G7 chord.

Here’s a nice thumb voicing for a G9. I’m playing
3rd fret, 2nd fret, 3rd fret, 2nd fret, 3rd fret.
Or you can just play this line, G7. Here’s the lick.
It’s got double stops in it. So what a double stop is,
is a lick where I’m playing two notes at a time.
What I do here is I start out on the 8th fret and
then the 9th fret and I just bend that note up a half step.

And then I go to the 7th fret and the 6th fret here
and then here’s a typical blues lick. So I’ve got 5,
5 with my third finger just barring and
then 3, 3 to 3, 4 of course, this is sort of
implying a G minor chord, going to the G major,
typical blues idiom. And then I hit the root.

Then a pull-off, 5th fret to the 3rd fret.
So that’s a great lick. Just total pentatonic,
you know? Fifth, pull-off to the 3rd, 5th,
slide to the 3rd, pull-off to the 1st, 3rd and
then back up top to the root here. So that’s the
basic idea that’s written in the tab is this…

Be sure to click the link for the tab for that and
then right there you could use this in the turnaround
and turn you back around for — at the end of the form,
going back to the top. The rhythm is triples.

I like this, going down to this position and then
sliding back up to the root. You can also do an
open string if you wanted to. Once again, one more time.
It could have been a little cleaner.

All right, thanks for watching; see you in the next lesson.

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