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Double flat

Two flat (b) symbols (or a single symbol resembling two flats joined together) placed before a note to lower it by a whole step. This is rarely encountered in practice, because it essentially means that an A note becomes a G. It really only exists for music theory, to help avoid having two notes with the same name (such as Gb and G) in one scale.

Lessons for: Double flat

1: Double Stop Trick #2

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This is a nice lick, and it starts out with a useful little trick in the form of a D chord. It's not in the same position, but the form is used here. I use this form while playing rhythm, and it's a great way to start out a lead too. This is actually the first lick in a song I wrote a while back, and this is both parts played together. The song is actually a twin guitar thing, with a little swing to it. You can split these licks up, or use them all together. The double stop positions are also very useful, and can be used in other keys as well. Just move it up, ...

2: Double Stoppin' Back To One

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This lick is called this because it starts in the 5 chord and goes back to the 1 chord, which in this case is an A chord. This is based on what is called the Nashville number system, it is mentioned in most of my lessons. This has an old country feel to it, and can be used as an intro to many songs. You can also split the licks up, and use them in other ways. I'm using a flat pick, and the middle, and ring fingers to play the double stops. I am palm muting some of the strings I play with the pick, and also using my fretboard hand to block some strings. I ...

3: Red Wing, Double Stops: Pt. 1

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Red Wing is the third in a series on double-stops, the first being The Wabash Cannonball and the second being The Wildwood Flower. Red Wing is an old American Traditional Fiddle tune adapted to the guitar. We learn more about how to incorporate hammers and pulloffs into our playing as well as how to use both a flat pick and the second finger of the right hand to play the song. This "pick and finger" method is a very common technique and once a person becomes familiar with it, it allows them to increase their playing speed and accuracy.

4: Red Wing, Double Stops: Pt. 2

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Red Wing is the third in a series on double-stops, the first being The Wabash Cannonball and the second being The Wildwood Flower. Red Wing is an old American Traditional Fiddle tune adapted to the guitar. We learn more about how to incorporate hammers and pulloffs into our playing as well as how to use both a flat pick and the second finger of the right hand to play the song. This "pick and finger" method is a very common technique and once a person becomes familiar with it, it allows them to increase their playing speed and accuracy.

5: Red Wing, Double Stops: Pt. 3

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Red Wing is the third in a series on double-stops, the first being The Wabash Cannonball and the second being The Wildwood Flower. Red Wing is an old American Traditional Fiddle tune adapted to the guitar. We learn more about how to incorporate hammers and pulloffs into our playing as well as how to use both a flat pick and the second finger of the right hand to play the song. This "pick and finger" method is a very common technique and once a person becomes familiar with it, it allows them to increase their playing speed and accuracy.

6: Red Wing: Double Stops: Pt. 4

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Red Wing is the third in a series on double-stops, the first being The Wabash Cannonball and the second being The Wildwood Flower. Red Wing is an old American Traditional Fiddle tune adapted to the guitar. We learn more about how to incorporate hammers and pulloffs into our playing as well as how to use both a flat pick and the second finger of the right hand to play the song. This "pick and finger" method is a very common technique and once a person becomes familiar with it, it allows them to increase their playing speed and accuracy.

7: Tennessee Flat Top Box: Introduction

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In this tutorial you'll learn how to play the song "Tennessee Flat Top Box", as made famous by Johnny Cash. This song features all of his signature guitar parts and even a little more. It can be a little confusing when you first listen to it, because everything is based around the lyrics and the story he is telling, which leads to some uneven measures and some occasional confusion in the band. So it's whole a different mentality, but it's a lot of fun! First we'll break down the intro riff. Then we'll look at how to play that reverbed-out electric rhythm guitar part, ...

8: Tennessee Flat Top: Performance

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Now it's time to play through this whole song with the backing track. Make sure to listen to the lyrics for cues, and straighten up if you should happen to flip the 1-5 around. I hope you've had fun with this tutorial on "Tennessee Flat Top Box". This song is the perfect exercise in listening to the vocals and letting them lead- something you should do in any style of music in my opinion. And apart from that, it features some really classic country guitar parts and signature Johnny Cash styles, so it's a great one to learn from. It's also a perfect example of how a s...

9: Dominant Flat 13th Chords

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Next up is the dominant flat 13th chord. Dominant Flat 13th Chords contain: Root or 1st Major 3rd Perfect 5th Minor 7th Perfect 9th Minor 13th (or minor 6th) Often omitted from the Dom b13th chord are the 5th and 9th scale degrees. The 3rd, 7th & flat 13th should be regarded as the essential notes that make the chord a Dom b13th chord. In the video lesson I show how to root it on the E, A and D strings.



10: Guitar Tricks 56: Double Stops

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This week on the channel Neal explores the most useful techniques in lead guitar. In this free lesson you'll learn a quick, easy way to spice up your lead playing with double stops. Shown in the most common box pattern, Neal will show you these flavorful lead patterns and what chords sound good underneath them.





11: Even More About Double Stops - Pt. 2

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The previous two tutorial series (Double Stops - How They Work and More About Double Stops) introduced and developed the concepts of parallel 3rds both non-inverted and inverted. In this latest tutorial series, More About Double Stops, parallel 5ths and dominant 7ths are introduced and multiple examples are given on how they are formed and played incorporating the material learned previously about parallel 3rds.



12: Even More About Double Stops - Pt. 3

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The previous two tutorial series (Double Stops - How They Work and More About Double Stops) introduced and developed the concepts of parallel 3rds both non-inverted and inverted. In this latest tutorial series, More About Double Stops, parallel 5ths and dominant 7ths are introduced and multiple examples are given on how they are formed and played incorporating the material learned previously about parallel 3rds.



13: Even More About Double Stops - Pt. 4

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The previous two tutorial series (Double Stops - How They Work and More About Double Stops) introduced and developed the concepts of parallel 3rds both non-inverted and inverted. In this latest tutorial series, More About Double Stops, parallel 5ths and dominant 7ths are introduced and multiple examples are given on how they are formed and played incorporating the material learned previously about parallel 3rds.



14: More About Double Stops - Pt. 1

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In this lesson series, we build upon what we've already learned in the previous series, "Double Stops - How They Work". We see how double stops can either be the normal interval or inverted interval.





15: More About Double Stops - Pt. 2

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In this lesson series, we build upon what we've already learned in the previous series, "Double Stops - How They Work". We see how double stops can either be the normal interval or inverted interval. Short song examples are shown to re-enforce the concepts shown.





16: More About Double Stops - Pt. 3

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In this lesson series, we build upon what we've already learned in the previous series, "Double Stops - How They Work". We see how double stops can either be the normal interval or inverted interval. Short song examples are shown to re-enforce the concepts shown.





17: Baby, Please Don't Double Stop

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Double stops are a simple but powerful way to add expression to your guitar playing. AC/DC, like all hard rock bands, used these to great effect. Here we look at one simple approach using double stops in the style of the Young Brothers.





18: Double Stops: How They Work, Part 1

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This lesson series explains the theory, the mechanics and fingerings of double stops and why they work as they do.





19: Double Stops: How They Work, Part 2

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This lesson series explains the theory, the mechanics and fingerings of double stops and why they work the way they do.





20: Double Stops: How They Work, Part 3

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This lesson series explains the theory, the mechanics and fingerings of double stops and why they work the way they do.





21: Double Stops: How They Work, Part 4

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This lesson series explains the theory, the mechanics and fingerings of double stops and why they work the way they do.





22: Up to the Flat VI

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In this lesson we're gonna check out a variation of the 12 bar form that goes up to the "Flat 6" (Written "bVI") and back down to the V-chord in bar 10. This is another really cool sounding variation with a different kind of bluesy tension. Play along and see what you think!





23: Finger or Flat Pick?

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The picking in this song switches between finger and flat picking. Mankey uses a technique to place the pick between his index and middle finger when he isn't using it, then flips it into position when he starts flat ficking. You'll have to find what works for you! It's a trick that takes some practice. The chords here are finger picked with the thumb for the root, and the rest of your fingers will find what works best for the upper part of the chords.

24: Double Stops: G Major Scale in 6ths

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Back to a G key, here's some double stops on the B & D strings that harmonize in 6ths (depending on which string you consider the root note to be).





25: Double Stops: 3 Practical Examples

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Here's 3 examples of various style of double stops. Learn these and incorporate/mutate them into your own playing.





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