Exploring Doublestops by Brad Laird is a downloadable video lesson that will teach you how to incorporate double stops into your playing. This is a standard mandolin technique that creates a more interesting sound. We’ll start by learning basic licks. Next, Brad will show you how you can use octaves and notes from the chord to add double stops to the same lick.
In Part 2 of the lesson, we’ll show you a second approach to creating double stops. This time we’ll take notes from scales to pair them with our melody line. Brad will show you how to combine two positions of the G major scale to create these double stops. We’ll also learn how to apply these in real world situations with a couple of playing exercises.
The download comes as a .zip file with Quicktime videos, PDFs of the tab, and an MP3 jam track.