I have been playing the mandolin for a couple of years now. I am interested in how to play double stops. I have some of the basics and have read Pickloser's excellent series on the subject, posted on this forum.
Where I am coming unstuck is how to apply this to a song. Sure, you can always find double stops just by trial and error, but I want to apply the theory!
For example, as one goes through a simple tune, if one is going to use double stops, I guess you always need to be conscious of the chord you are in at any one time, correct?
If then the melody includes one of the chord tones of the chord you are in at that moment , then it is reasonably easy to find a double stop (using Picklosers methodology and that of others posted on the internet). But what if the melody is not a chord tone?
I have looked at the patterns for creating double stops from major chords, but what happens when you are in a dominant, minor, or half-dim chord? Do you look at the home major chord and work it out from that?!
I have looked at the excellent harmonised scale stuff on 'Mandozine' but can't see how that translates to a tune. Maybe I am making the whole thing overcomplicated.
Any advice welcome.