Yitbird
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06/23/2013 9:32 am
I have always wanted to find out the formula for doing dual leads. When you listen to Allman Brothers Jessica, or Eagles Hotel California and many more. What is the formula for two guitarist to use to do dual leads on the fly.

Thanks
JJ90
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06/23/2013 10:11 am
Here is one trick in a nutshell: You'll have to find out what key it is in and play the same lead a 3rd higher.

For example you play a three note lick in the key of C: E, G and A

To play this lick in dual lead you have to figure out what note is a 3rd higher of each note in the first lick.

G is a 3rd higher than E.
B is a 3rd higher than G.
C is a 3rd higher than C.

This is basically how you do this. If it is still not clear I recommend watching some lessons on intervals.

Check out this GT-channel episode on this subject (dual leads): http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=17048

Hope that helps,

JJ
Yitbird
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03/21/2024 5:47 pm
Originally Posted by: JJ90
Here is one trick in a nutshell: You'll have to find out what key it is in and play the same lead a 3rd higher.

For example you play a three note lick in the key of C: E, G and A

To play this lick in dual lead you have to figure out what note is a 3rd higher of each note in the first lick.

G is a 3rd higher than E.
B is a 3rd higher than G.
C is a 3rd higher than C.

This is basically how you do this. If it is still not clear I recommend watching some lessons on intervals.

Check out this GT-channel episode on this subject (dual leads): http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=17048

Hope that helps,

JJ

I met to get back with you and thank you for your suggestion 10 years. I was just going back through my post and realized I did not. So thank you so much for your response. Better late than almost never maybe. Have a great day. 🤗

ChristopherSchlegel
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03/21/2024 6:23 pm
Originally Posted by: Yitbird

I met to get back with you and thank you for your suggestion 10 years. I was just going back through my post and realized I did not. So thank you so much for your response. Better late than almost never maybe. Have a great day. 🤗

I did a series of 4 tutorials on how to play harmony guitar melodies.

Harmony Guitar Series 1 Part 1
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1965/

Harmony Guitar Series 1 Part 2
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2000/

Harmony Guitar Series 2 Part 1
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2014/

Harmony Guitar Series 2 Part 2
https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2121/

And this tutorial covers the general theory of harmonizing the major scale.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/2387/

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory