The Secrets of Learning the Fretboard

LRT-033 Double-Stop Riff

Learn a fun two-bar double-stop blues riff.

This one is all about a blues rhythm with a swing feel.  You’ll notice that the open-string double-stops in the first measure use staccato to give a short, noticeable sound.

In measure 2 you’ll hear a satisfying double-stop descending run.  This is a classic blues sound, and I hope you enjoy it!

This riff was notated and recorded by Charles Gervase.

Double-stop Guitar Riff

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I've been teaching guitar online for 25 years. My site has been featured in Rolling Stone and Acoustic Guitar magazine. I'm the author of The Secrets of Learning the Fretboard and Guitar Lesson World The Book.

4 Comments on LRT-033 Double-Stop Riff

  1. Im a saxlayer for 40 some years and play guitar also. Looking to better understand soloing over chord progressions. Im really good at improving but need to actually know the key I am playing in and notes and chords that make up the riff…love double stop riffs too. Thanks

  2. Thank-you, Patrick so very kind to take your time in explaining this in an understandable way. I say you make the best teacher. You made me feel smart that I could actually understand most of it. That was the E blues-scale however, using the aback-tracking I do not know that part and also using the E note after each measure? a little confused. Oh! I must say I really liked the Riff by Charles Gervase I will save it in my tab note book… I play the acoustic and the Strata-caster going on four years and I feel I am addicted to music like crazy. I am always looking forward to learning any thing that has to do with music. It is like learning a language.. again Thank-you so for this post…

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