1. Tunefox.com
  2. Lessons
  3. Movable Double Stops
  4. Starting off with Moveable Double Stops

Starting off with Moveable Double Stops

Double Stops for G Across the Fretboard

Here, you'll be introduced to some basic double stop patterns. If you look over the tab, you'll notice there are only 3 Shapes The first shape can be seen in several places. Take a look at the first double stop in the 1st measure, and the second double stop in the 3rd measure. This double stop shape is known as a minor third. It requires the largest stretch(4 frets). The next shape can be seen in the third double stop in measure 1, or the first double stop in measure 2. This shape is known as a major 3rd. The last shape can be seen in the second double stop of measure 1, or the first double stop of measure 5. This shape is known as a perfect fourth.

Playing these double stops can be very tiresome for your hands, and painful for your fingertips. If you didn't have good callouses before, you will after a week or two of practicing double stops! If playing any double stops beyond the twelfth fret is too difficult, don't feel bad about leaving those out. They won't be necessary for most songs. It will be good to just observe the tab though, just so you can see the pattern in which the shapes appear.

When learning something new, take it slow, You should probably pause the player at first. Then take as much time as you need to make each double stop shape and get a clean sound. After you get comfortable switching between shapes add some tremolo! When using double stop tremolo make sure your up and down stroke hits both string sets in the pair.

G Double Stops

Unlock your creativity,
mix licks, be original.
Subscribe
Subscribe to unlock all lessons, songs and licks.
Mix your song variations
Interactive tablature
Any speed backing tracks
Train your ears
Video lessons
Desktop & Mobile

Next up, we'll see how double stop shapes connect in a common chord progression.

Subscribe
Make practicing fun with interactive tablature.
Subscribe to unlock all lessons, songs and licks.