Ranked No. 1 Most Powerful Guitar Technique Through History!

If you could only pick one guitar technique for powerful melodic and harmonic punch then the "dyad" (double-stop) technique would rank as number one for presenting the best example of strength across melody lines.





This video will show you how to use the most popular notes that are found in common dyad melodic statements performed by the world's top guitar players. You'll learn how to apply them and how they can be modified to work in different musical situations.





The best double-stop phrases are the ones that meet quite a few criteria, most of all, they ones that function as the most effective way for helping you add depth to the sound of your melodic lines. 


The exercises in this lesson will cover; Major and Minor 3rd's, and the inversion of the 3rd which you will learn as the 6th. There's also an example riff for you to learn as well that demonstrates the effects of this idea.


If you had to pick one example of a technique so widely used and one that carried such a strong impact upon the listener when it’s applied, what would that technique be? 


What technique is used by every famous guitar player, whether that’s; Eric Clapton, or Jimi Hendrix, or Slash, or Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour it doesn’t matter who you think of, they all use this one technique and it instantly makes an impact on any idea when performed.


When I asked my students what they ranked as the most powerful guitar technique they all agreed on the same technique.




They all heard about this technique and many of them had even tried it. But they weren’t 100 percent positive about how this technique was organized on the fingerboard and how it worked musically when it was applied in a song or a solo. 


So, let’s find out the best way to learn and master the application of this number one ranked technique on guitar!


The dyad, also often called the “Double-Stop,” is an interval. But, we don’t focus on every interval when we solo or play melodies. We tend to focus on 3rd’s as our most popular interval, and that’s what our initial focus has to be if you want to learn Dyad’s fast. 


The 3rd’s that you need to know are the major and minor. So, let’s start with those ones right now.


Example 1). Major 3rd



Example 2). Minor 3rd


Practice Example:
Popular shape layout


Practice Example:
3rd and 2nd string shape layout



Coming up next, I’m going to introduce you to an idea that’s used by blues players, as well as, jazz and country players that takes the sound of what we just worked on up to a whole new level. 


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Example 3). Inverted 3rd (the 6th) 


Minor 6th:

Major 6th:


Before we wrap up, I want to apply everything that we’ve been working on so far into a guitar riff that uses Dyad’s. I’ll play the example riff for you first. Then I’ll break it down in detail - so that you can learn it too.


Example 4). The example riff





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