Octaves have always been a big part of my playing but the way I’ve used them has changed drastically over the years.
In this lesson I’m going to teach you all of my favourite octave techniques, how you can apply them to your own playing and some great ways to improve your hand strength when using them.
I love the double stop technique – it just takes people by surprise every time! It’s such a unique sound and there’s no way to fake it, the sound has to come from the technique itself.
It’s quite straightforward but you do have to commit to a little bit of practice to get all of the notes sounding clear and at the right level.
So let’s break down exactly what it is, check out some variations of the technique and see how it sounds!