In Deep with Andy Aledort: Make It a Double — Improvising with Two-Note Harmonies, Part 1

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One of the most often-requested topics my students have asked me to cover over the years is the use of two-note figures, such as thirds and sixths, while soloing or playing rhythm.

These note pairings, commonly referred to as double-stops, allow a guitarist to play harmonized melodies up and down the fretboard very easily, which of course can be explored either within the context of a solo or when supplying a rhythm accompaniment behind a melody.

In this edition of In Deep, we will focus primarily on the use of thirds but will also look at fourths and fifths.



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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.