A Cool Blues Riff Using Doublestops

This a really easy, but really cool blues riff using doublestops. Like most blues guitar riffs it is based on the pentatonic minor scale, however, we are going to include a ‘passing note’ – a raised sixth – to give it an extra bit of flavor.

A doublestop is when two notes from the scale are played together, and was a very popular trick among early rock n’roll players such as Chuck Berry. This technique will also require bending the notes, which can be a bit of a challenge when holding down two strings.

Cool Blues Riff Using Doublestops:

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6 Responses to “A Cool Blues Riff Using Doublestops”

  1. rico March 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    dear sir i like this lesson do you have the tab/im a chuck berry fan.im a beginner intamidiate/thanks great lesson

  2. rico March 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    thanks for tha lesson do you have tab.thanks great lesson

  3. David Hodge August 16, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Interesting, I have been ¬†listing to many teachers that say you shouldn’t bend down wow I am impressed. Good riff and I will practice.

  4. Skewback August 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Thanks for the free lesson, interesting on the bending down, I have some old school blues I been trying to learn with double stop bending and I have had big problems trying to bend the the strings up allthough they are on the high B and E strings, so not sure I could bend them down!


    • Jonathan August 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

      ¬†Yeah you’ll have to play with it. You might find you run out of fretboard using those particular strings…

  5. Douglas January 21, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    This one I like a lot. Have a much better understanding of double stops than I did before.

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