Lick: Dual-Use Double-Stop-Stretch!

• Move this lick to switch from Country sound to Rock/Blues sound

Points to Remember:

• "Double stop" means to play two notes at once. It's a term that comes from the violin. The violin has no frets, so you "stop" the string instead of fretting it.

• "Oblique motion" is when one note stays the same while another note moves.

• This simple "lick" (technique?), has a major sound when the bent note starts on a second and is bent up to a major third. The stationary note is a fifth. So, it ends with a third and fifth, which are the top two notes of a major triad.

• It has a more bluesy sound when the whole thing is moved up 3 frets. Now, the bent note is a fourth being bent up to a fifth, and the stationary note is a bluesy flat seventh.

• You can play the two notes at once or you can play the stretched note first.

• Of course, you need to combine this with lots of other techniques (scales, arpeggios, etc.) to make actual music!