Double Stop Riffing

Double Stop Riffing can be found in a diverse range of metal recordings. Here we take a look at an idea in the vein of Megadeth.

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Practice Tips

  • Good positioning really helps to make playing a lot easier. Notice how I shift with my 1st finger to the 5th fret after the 1st double stop in order to set myself up for the next part, which requires my 3rd finger at the 7th fret. And even though I don’t do this, you could also use your 4th finger for the double stop at the 5th fret in the 2nd part of the riff (bar 3) in order to keep yourself in position for the open G5 power chord. This is entirely optional.